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ORGANIZED MAY 9, 1594. 
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PREFACE. 



The following essay was prepared for the purpose of 
indicating the causes that led to the melancholy disappear- 
ance of Friends from Nantucket. Facts were taken from 
original , sources and statements of theological contro- 
versies, were quoted from books of unquestioned au- 
thority. 

Some historical digressions were necessary to explain 
the movements of the Nantucket Meetings. 

Terms \i<va to designate different bodies of Friends, 
which were derived from the names of prominent leaders, 
art' employed not in disrespect, but because no other terms 
are as clear. Henry B. Worth. 



CONDITION IN 1800. 



The Society of Friends on the Island of Nantucket 
reached its highest tide oC membership and influence 
a few years prior to the opening of the present century. 

In the year 1705 they were using a meeting house 
located in the corner of their burying ground at the junc- 
tion of Main and Saratoga streets. This building was 
erected in 1730, and here the Friends had met for over 
sixty years. This location was once central and conven- 
ient, but the members had now moved nearer Nantucket 
harbor and their success in business suggested a change. 
" 11th mo., 23, 1791. The Friends' Meeting decided that 
the remote situation of our meeting house being found in- 
convenient it gave rise in this meeting to a proposition of 
removing to a place more central and the propriety of 
dividing the body of Friends if a second house should be 
found useful." 

Two months later the committee reported favorably 
concerning both projects, "which being considered of is 
referred for further consideration to the next Monthly 
Meeting. In the meantime Friends are desired to invest 
their minds with due attention to the subject." 

The next month was taken another cautious step. In 
order that the most careful consideration should be devoted 
to the subject and no feature overlooked/ "2 mo., 27, 
1792. This meeting appoints a committee of fourteen 
to investigate the expense of moving their meeting house 
and to enquire for a suitable place to build." 

The next month the committee . reported "it would 
cost to move the old building and build a second one 900 
pounds. One piece of land was by David Coffin's and 
the other between Jethro Starbuck and John Gardner." 



This report was accepted, and a building committee of 
" twelve was chosen to receive conveyances of the lots and 
procure materials for a new house." 

The conveyances, dated April 12, 1792, were taken 
in the names of Benjamin Barney, cooper, Jethro Mitchell, 
cooper, and Shubael Coffin, merchant, as overseers. 

One lot was bounded on the north by a highway, on the 
east by another highway, on the south by land of David 
Coffin, and on the west by land of Richard Mitchell. 

The streets of Nantucket were not then named. 

This lot was at the southwest corner of Main and Pleas- 
ant streets, where the dwelling house of the late Benjamin 
Coffin now stands. 

The other lot was " bounded on the south by a wide 
highway, on the east by land of Zacheus Macy, and west 
by land of Jethro Starbuck." 

The " wide highway'* is now Broad street, and on this 
lot now stands the residence of the late Eben W. Allen, 
directly east from the Ocean House. 

These proceedings were well known to all the islanders. 
"The Congregational society having heard that the 
Friends were contemplating a change and that they mio;ht 
be put to some inconvenience for a place to meet in, 
passed a vote to oiler the use of their meeting house to the 
Friends for the purpose of solemn worship whilst said re- 
moval misjht be accomplishing-" 

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But that committee of twelve had not overlooked such 
an important contingency. 

The meeting replied: ''This meeting imprest with a 
due sense of their friendly intention & desirous to render 
them the acknowledgement do to so liberal & benevolent 
an offer, inform them that the necessity which they appre- 
hend is not likelv to take nlace, this meeting having con- 

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eluded to build a new house previous to the removal 
of the old." 



The new meeting house was fifty-six feet long and 
thirty-eight feet wide, and stood on the Broad street lot. 

On the Main street lot the old meeting house was re- 
built. 

Before the autumn of 1792 had passed the new house 
had been built and the old one removed. They paid for 
the change in two years. 

" 9 mo., 29, 179 i. The building committee, reported 
that they had completed building the new house and had 
moved the old one and had paid all the cost." 

At this time the population of Nantucket was about 5000 
and nearly one-half attended Friends Meeting. 

DIVISION OF THE SOCIETY. 



When the Friends had completed the change and had 
two meeting houses ready for use it became expedient to 
divide the membership into two bodies, each of which 
should attend a separate house. 

Meetings for worship were larger than business meet- 
ings, for on First days many attended meeting who were 
not members. While they needed two meeting houses for 
worship, one was enough for business meetings. 

They selected the most natural line for division, although 
it did not divide the members into two equal parts. 

" 12 mo., SI, 1792. The society is divided as follows : 
A line from the old wharf as far west as Sylvanus Star- 
buck's dwelling house (including said house with all who 
dwell on the south side of said street) beyond, taking its 
course in that direction to the shearing pen, with all who 
dwell to the south of said limits, to attend at the old meet- 
ing house, others to attend at the new meeting house." 

This line began at the Straight Wharf and extended 
westerly through the entire length of Main street and its 
continuations to the ponds. 



This division, however, was merely for convenience in 
worship. One corporation, the Nantucket Monthly Meet- 
ing, owned both buildings. 

The business meetings were held in the Main street 
house. 

Several meeting houses may belong to one Monthly 
Meeting. 

Monthly Meetings of a certain section are governed by 
an organization called a Quarterly Meeting. This is 
composed of delegates from each Monthly Meeting. 

The Yearly Meeting is the supreme body and meets 
once a year, and is composed of delegates from the Quar- 
terly Meetings. 

Nantucket Monthly Meeting belonged to the Sandwich 
Quarterly Meeting and to the New England Yearly Meet- 
ing. 

Not long after the division, those members who were as- 
signed to the Broad Street Meeting for worship desired to 
have a separate business meeting and to manage their 
affairs without connection with the Main Street Meeting. 
They desired to be a Distinct Monthly Meeting. 

" 1 mo., 27, 1704. The subject of a Distinct Monthly 
Meeting being allowed to the Friends who constitute the 
North Meeting referred to a committee." 

"2 mo., 21, 179-1. The committee after solid and weighty 
attention therein are generally of opinion it will be 
best for said Friends to be set off and be a Distinct Monthly 
Meeting." 

The consent of the Sandwich Quarterly Meeting was 
obtained, and the Nantucket Monthly Meeting for the 
.Northern District was duly organized. 

10 mo,, 27, 1791. The North Meeting met for the 
first time, with William Rotch as clerk andjethro Mitchell 
as treasurer. As near as can be ascertained the North 
Meeting included about one-third of the Nantucket 



Friends, but here were more persons of wealth than at the 
old meeting. The Mitchells. Rotchs, Rodmans, Gard- 
ners, Joys and Swifts were members of this meeting. 

When ihe nineteenth century opened there were two 
Quaker meetings largely attended and flourishing, and 
the only other sect on the island was still struggling and 
weak. 

The Friends had evidently founded an enduring strong- 
hold, and in the future were clear prospects of greater 
success. 

" The men and women sat, the elder folk facing the 
younger, from their rising seats, with faces grave beneath 
the stiff straight brim or dusky bonnet. On the highest 
seats, where the low r partition boards sundered the men 
and women, there alone sat they whom most the spirit 
visited and spake through them and gave authority." 

Yet unknown to themselves they had reached the pin- 
nacle of their prosperity, and soon would begin the 
decline that would be steady and relentless, until they 
should disappear from the Island. They heeded not the 
clouds that warned them of coming storms, but condemn- 
ing all change as dangerous, they sailed on in the cause 
given them two centuries before by George Fox, until 
stranded, shattered, and wrecked on one rock after 
another, they have almost vanished from the sea, and rival 
sects are now in undisputed dominion on the island. 

If a vision of coming time could have been given them 
with its changes and sad decay, we cannot doubt that 
they would gladly endeavored to avert such a calamity. 
They would never have been willing to permit the labors 
of a century thus to come to naught. It is therefore not 
amiss to assume that they did not appreciate where their 
course would lead. 

To-day a large part of the Friends have seen the errors 
oi their ancestors, and have changed their course and are 
having some prosperity. 



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But scattered through the world are small struggling 
bodies that claim to keep the faith and practice of their an- 
cestors without change, and although each year growing 
le?s and less, they cannot see that their forefathers were in 
any error. Such mistaken and misguided zeal seems un- 
accountable. They seem to hope that in some mysterious 
way they will be restored to their former power and pres- 
tige. 

CAUSES OF DECLINE. 



There were five principal causes that led to the decline 
of the Quaker society at Nantucket. 

1. In the early years of this century considerable 
numbers of Nantucketers emigrated to Maine, New York 
and the West. Many of these were Friends, and their 
removal perceptibly reduced the Nantucket meetings. 

:2. The loss to Nantucket merchants by French 
Spoliations and the war of 181S caused great financial 
change to the Nantucket Quakers. Their property en- 
tirely disappeared. 

While it is true that Friends are under less expense than 
other people, yet there is great prestige in having wealthy 
persons among the members of a societv. The losses by 
the Mitchells and Gardners and others must have had a 
depressing effect on the Nantucket Friends. 

3. The literature of the year 1S00 was very hostile to 
religious thought, and members who followed the sea 
could not help feeling its influence. They became in- 
different when at home, and were disowned for not attend- 
ing meetings. 

k The establishment of a Methodist society on the 
island, which met in the attic of a house on Fair street, 
Here was the same zeal that now characterizes the Salva- 
tion Army, and the place was called "Glory Hole.''' 
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Children of Friends were attracted by this vigorous 
religious body and left their parents' meeting. 

"5 mo., 20, 1821. E. S. disowned for attending the 
Methodist church." 

5. ""But the most potent cause of decline was the en- 
forcement oi their discipline. Here the Friends were un- 
relenting in disowning their members for acts not immoral. 
Their treatment was so severe that it brought discredit 
instead of respect, and on this account persons outside were 
disgusted. 

There is in mankind a sense of fairness which 
accurately measures all penalties. This sense must not 
be offended if any religious body would obtain additions 
from those outside. 

One Friend wrote : "It has been my lot to see many \ 
cases of disownment of members from which my own 
feelings revolted, and in which the benevolent feelings of 
valuable Friends appeared to have been violated to uphold 
the discipline. I have seen men of natural kindness and 
tendencies become hard hearted and severe. I have seen y 
justice turned back and mercy laid aside." 

At Nantucket, while the highest penalty was excom- 
munication, it was considered a great loss and disgrace, 
although the accused was conscious of no wrono-. Then 
there were no decrees in the penalties. Disownment was 
the only penalty for all oifences great and small. 

A few quotations will now be given of accusations for 
which persons were disowned. They are ^samples of 
large classes. 

" 2 mo., 27, 1800, Henry Barnard had gone, to sea in 
an armed vessel." 

If they had known that he joined the Freemasons five 
years beibre, he would have been disowned sooner for that. 

* l 1 mo., 28, 1801. L. II. was disowned for deviating 
from our principles in dress and address." 






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He persisted in wearing buckles, and refused to say 
<; thee" and •'thou." 

"2 mo., 25, 1801. D. C. had married a member of 
another society, and J. J. was keeping company with 
a man not in membership with us and attended a place 
where there was music and dancing." 

11 10 mo., 28, 1801. Levi Joy was living in Hudson, 
New York, though still a member of the Nantucket Meet- 
ing. The Nantucket Meeting requested the Hudson 
Meeting to treat with him on account of a charge that 
he had joined, the Freemasons. That meeting replied 
that Joy denied being a member of that society. This 
evasive reply was promptly rejected and the Hudson 
Meeting informed 'that the time and place of his initiation 
among them and the circumstances of the case have been 
ascertained,' and requested them to investigate further. 
Several months afterward the Hudson Meeting replied 
that 'Joy admitted that he was once among the Free- 
masons in their embodied capacity, and never but once, 
and had no desire to meet with them again in like 
maimer,' and suggested that he be pardoned, which was 
doner 

" 7 mo., 6, 1803. II. C. had deviated in dress and 
address from the plainness of our profession, and F. 
H. had deviated from our principles in dress, particularly 
in tying the hair." 

"4 mo., 30, 1806. D. G. had gone out in marriage 
with a woman in New York." 

»'* 11 mo., 29, 1806. H. B. G. had attended a marriage 
performed by a minister, where there was music and 
dancing, in which he was a partaker. " 

•• 10 mo., 31, 1810. X. M. attended a marriage per- 
il >rmed by a minister." 

fcfc U mo., 26, 1S12. M. R. had been dealing in and 
handling spirituous liquors." 



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"11 mo., 25, 1815. S. C. had sailed in a privateer." 

" 10 mo., S9, 1818. H. G. had partaken too freely of 
spirituous liquors." 

"5 mo., 31, 1821. W. G. IL joined a company 
at a hall and was concerned in a lottery."' 

64 7 mo., 25, 1S21. A. F. had permitted his daughter 
to be married in his dwelling house by a minister." 

" 5 mo., SO, 1822. C. G. C. had married a woman not 
a member." 

And yet for over half a century afterward he was one of 
Nantucket's most kindly and benevolent citizens and 
prominently connected with the Coffin school and x\the- 
neum. 

"5 mo., SI, 1824, L. C. had neglected the meetings 
and frequented those of the Methodist society." 

Such were the austerities of their discipline. 

Dishonorable failures were promptly condemned. 

"3 mo., 26, 1812. E. M. had launched into business 
beyond his ability and cannot pay his just debts." 

"6 mo., 9, 1813. S. M. had failed in the performance 
of his promises and cannot pay but a small dividend." 

It must not be concluded that such severity existed 
solely in Nantucket. It was everywhere the same. 

Persons marrying contrary to the societ}^ rules were 
disowned unless they repented in writing. One woman 
said she was disowned for the best act of her life. 

In one case parents were forbidden to bequeath prop- 
erty to such a child who had been disowned. ^ 

One physician was disowned for certifying that certain 
soldiers were disabled by wounds and suitable for 
pensions. 

At one period Friends thought it justifiable to visit their 
members and with instruments remove ornaments from 
furniture. 

It was common practice for Friends to attend marriages 



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of their Gentile acquaintances, if only they were out of the 
room when the marriage ceremony was being performed. 

Once over thirty persons left the room and returned 
after the marriage had been performed by a minister, and 
thus escaped disownrnent. 

A prominent English Quakeress said : "I cannot deny 
that much as I love the principles of Quakerism, bitter 
experience has proved to me that Friends do rest too 
much in externals, and that valuable as are many of them 
yet there are also serious evils in our society among its mem- 
bers. These cause me real anxiety and pain and reconcile 
me to so many oi my children, being disowned." 

The far-reaching consequences of these numerous dis- 
ownments were never measured or considered. Ties of 
blood and marriage are always strong. If a member of a 
family was set aside for some frivolous offence, others of 
the family were likely to follow, and those disowned 
usually went to another meeting. 

These losses were not compensated by additions, for 
leaving out of account children of Quaker parentage who 
were members by birth, other additions were not over 
one in five years, while the disownments were often fifty 
a year. 

Although it is diiiicuil to estimate the exact loss to the 
Quaker society on account of any particular cause, yet 
the inlluential cause was the enforcement of unnatural 
regulations regarding marriage. In this particular, expe- 
rience shows that the human heart generally without 
restraint follows its own inclinations. Sometimes educa- 
ti"!!. public opinion, and persuasion may exert an influence 
on the choice, but compulsory requirements never will 
succeed. It has been stated without objection that fully 
me-third of the Friends who married before 1850 chose 
partners not members of the society, and thus lost their 
membership. 



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Of these almost none are reinstated, for having com- 
mitted no moral offence, and being disowned for an act that 
may have added greatly to their happiness they have no 
wish to return to a body towards which they entertain only 
feelings of disgust. 

From the beginning of this century to the present time 
such marriages have increased in frequency-, and the fact 
that disownment for this coarse is now mentioned as a joke 
is a proof of the impotency of the penalty. 

In relation to this discipline it should be stated that in 
New England at this time are three sects of Quakers. 

1. The Nantucket Meeting. 

2. The Wilburite Meeting. 

3. The Gurney Meeting, or New England Yearly 
Meeting. 

The censorious discipline is now carried out in its full- 
ness b} T the first two. 

In the Gurney body has been a great change. In the 
last book of discipline published by the New England 
Yearly Meeting marrying non-members is no cause for 
disownment. Attending meetings of other societies is not 
forbidden, and dress is no longer a subject for discipline. 
Members may belong to secret societies if "the cause of 
truth do not suffer," and they can hold public office. 
'' Before 1852 a Quaker burial ground resembled a pas- 
ture lot or hay field. Now there are seen grave stones 
fifteen inches high. 

* Formerly there were twenty-seven causes for" disown- 
ment, not including crimes. Now there are eleven de- 
linquencies for which members may be set aside. 

In the Friends -school at Providence, Rhode Island, 
which is managed by the New England Yearly Meeting, 
are provided for use of the students nine pianos, and 
music, vocal and instrumental, are on their curriculum. 
All these departures have been made in' recent years in 
the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends. 



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In a recent number of an English periodical in the 
interest of the strict class of Friends mention was made of 
honors conferred in English universities on children of 
Quaker parentage. One of these had taken iirst honors 
in insrtumental music. 

Thus they reduced their membership in excess of the 
additions. The interest of members in their meetings 
was sadly declining. 

Instead of two strong flourishing meetings, as at the 

opening of the century, there were at Nantucket two 

I remnants, and it was thought best to combine them. The 

weakest body was at Broad street. It was therefore 

decided to discontinue it. 

"5 mo., IS, 1829. The Nantucket Meeting for the 
Northern District was dissolved and its property and mem- 
bers transferred to the old meeting." 

The Broad street meeting house was used as a place of 
worship until September, 18-3->, when it was sold by the 
Friends. It was afterwards rebuilt and became a part of 
the beautiful Trinity Episcopal church, which was burned 
in the fire of 1846. 

Such was the irony of Fate. A Quaker meeting was 
discontinued and its house of worship transformed into 
an Episcopal church, where the High Church ceremonials 
prevailed and the rector was a zealous disciple of Newman 
and the Tractarians. 

THE HICKS1TE STRUGGLE/ 

During the first thirty years of this century disownments 
were based exclusively on irregularities or omissions 
in conduct. 

None had been disowned on account of doctrinal views, 
but now a new and more insidious foe had appeared and 
was walking about the land. It had paused at Philadel- 
phia and New York, and had carried away captive large 



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numbers of Friends. Some of these in New York had 
relatives at Nantucket. Stalwart Friends in New York 
and Philadelphia, who had withstood the enemy, warned 
their brethren at Nantucket, who had time to prepare fur 
the expected invasion. Several years they waited, and at 
last in the summer of 1880 it appeared on the island. It 
was merely a Hicksite preacher, but that meant a moun- 
tain. 

Elias I licks, a Quaker Minister after a long ministry, 
was charged with teaching false doctrines. He lived on 
Long Island and carried on farming. His power as an 
orator has been likened to that of Webster and Everett. 
In his published sermons certain stalwart Friends in Phil- 
adelphia discovered evidences that Hicks doubted the 
inspiration of the Bible, the deity of the Messiah, and the 
personality of the devil. So they led against him a fierce 
attack, which continued several years and resulted in a 
division of the society in Baltimore and Pennsylvania, and 
New York, in which a larger part approved Hicks' views 
and the smaller body remained orthodox. This was the 
first rift in the Quaker society. Each part claimed to hold 
the truth. 

On the controverted points Hicks denied that he held 
any views different from George Fox, who was the stand- 
ard. Judged by his sermons. Hicks was as orthodox 
as one-half of the Protestant clergy of to-day. 

It seems that in the early summer of 1S30 a Hicksite 
minister visited Nantucket and appointed a meeting to be 
held in some building not a church. Quite likely he came 
from New York and was welcomed by the relatives 
of his New York Friends. Some of the members of 
the Nantucket Meeting "publicly gave countenance to this 
affair by assisting the minister to procure a meeting house 
other than that of Friends for a meeting called by that 
person not in unity with Friends, and they attended that 



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meeting, for which breaches of order no satisfaction was 
obtained from them." 

Friends could punish any disorderly conduct. So 
all that became necessary was to call any objectionable 
act a "disorder'' and it could be punished. By the 
experience of several years, Friends in Nantucket were 
advised that this was the only safe way to deal with the 
Hicksite movement. If any member was discovered lean- 
ing that way, call him 4 'disorderly'' and disown him. It is 
altogether likely that the minister was known to them as a 
Hicksite by reputation. The only other fact was to ascer- 
tain who gave him any welcome and call it a "disorder" 
and disown them. So eager were they to throttle the .in- 
vading monster that they never even charged that their 
members approved the minister's preaching. 

To punish these acts as "disorderly" was easy, summary 
and effective, even if unjust. A busy summer followed. 

Gilbert Coffin, Silvanus Macy, Roland Hussey, Obed 
Barney. Daniel Mitchell, William B. Coffin, Charles Pit- 
man, Gideon Swain, Matthew Myrick, William Watson, 
Thomas Macy, Peter Macy, Obed Macy, and their wives 
and others had been in some way connected with the 
Hicksite meeting and were disowned. These persons 
were prominent and influential and were a loss to the 
meeting, both in membership and prestige. 

Nowhere else in New England did the Hicksite move- 
ment appear, and the reason for its appearance at Nan- 
tucket may be that the Hicksite leaders in New Tork City 
had relatives in Nantucket whom they had probably made 
familiar with Hicks' views. 

It is estimated that <M' the whole Friends society in the 
world two-fifths became Hicksites. In Nantucket the 
number scarcely reached one-fifth. 

The Nantucket Hicksites organized a meeting under the 
Westbury Quarterly .Meeting on Long Island, and March 



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83, 1833, through their overseers, Gilbert Coffin, Obed 
and Peter Macy, purchased a lot on Main street, where 
now stands the residence of William T. Swain. On this 
lot they erected a large meeting house, where they met 
several years. When their members became reduced the 
meeting house property was sold, and the building was 
afterwards used for the straw business and was called 
Atlantic Hall. A few years ago it w r as taken down and is 
now the middle section of Hotel Nantucket. The mem- 
bers who were left mostly attended the Unitarian Church, 
lending some credit to the popular impression that Hicks- 
ites are Unitarian Quakers. 

Thus the Nantucket Meeting successfully liberated them- 
selves from those they considered heretical parasites. It 
had been done quickly and easily. They did in two 
months what was pending several years in Philadelphia. 

Elias Hicks visited Nantucket in June, 1798, nearly 
thirty years before his name became associated with false 
doctrines. 

REMOVAL TO FAIR STREET. 

The Friends had not the control of the island as in former 
years. 

The Methodist* had two churches, one on lower Fair 
Street and the other on corner of Centre and Liberty 
Streets. Here was fiery preaching, lively music and 
delirious excitement called * 'slaying power." 

Imagine the horror of those solid Friends at* hearing 
that one of their members had attended a revival at the 
4 'Teaser" meeting house ! 

A Universalist society had become organized and had 
bought land for a meeting house. 

The North, Congregational church was crowded and 
they were contemplating building a larger meeting house. 
Here and also at the Second Congregational Meeting 
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House on Orange street, now called Unitarian, was cul- 
tured' preaching and Puritan music. i4 Solid men sat 
in the pews. Every Sunday millions of money listened 
to the preachers. The Unitarians were rich enough to 
build, their church of mahogany." 

These were powerful forces and drew many from the 
Friends society. 

It was decio.ed in the spring of 1833 to seek a different 
location. The meeting house on Main street was no longer 
convenient. So their overseers, Samuel Macy, llezekiah 
Swain, Zenas Gardner, Cromwell Barnard, Kimball 
Starbuck, Prince Gardner, Laban Paddock, Peleg 
Mitchell and Charles G. Stubbs, purchased a lot on 
the west side of Fair street, between Ray's court and 
Moore's lane. On the south part of the lot was erected a 
meeting house, and in the building on the north side of the 
lot was maintained a Friends school, where at one time 
John Boadle taught down stairs and Alice Mitchell up- 
stairs. 

The meeting house stood where now is the residence of 
William M. Barrett, and the schoolhouse and lot are the 
property of the Nantucket Historical Association. 

" 1) mo., 1, 1833. The new meeting house was used. 
The old meeting house was sold to Charles G. and Henry 
Collin, and the building removed to the Commercial wharf 
for a warehouse.'* 

A singular experience befell one of these overseers. 

ki 6 mo., 27, 1833. Cromwell Barnard was drawn on 
the jury and inadvertently administered a formal oath to a 
witness. The meeting heard of it, and excused him only 
after he had made a written acknowledgement of his 
error." 

'*-{• mo., 26, 1835. A library of one hundred thirty- 
nine books was placed in the meeting house." 

it was evidently thought that if suitable literature could 



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be read by Friends some of the hostile influences of that 
clay would be counteracted and members held faithful 
to the meeting. 

But notwithstanding all efforts to the contrary, during 
the decade from 1835 to 1845 there was a continually in- 
creasing indifference. Many were disowned for marrying 
contrary to the rules of the society and for not attending 
meetings. Their numbers were fast diminishing. 

" S mo., 31, 1843. Maria Mitchell, daughter of Will- 
iam Mitchell, was disowned because she had neglected 
the meetings, and told the committee that her mind was 
not settled on religious subjects and that she had no wish 
to retain her right in membership." 

The beauty of a thousand stars in the canopy of 
heaven was more congenial. 

The meeting was losing its power and prestige. The 
force and influence of Quaker principles were on the 
wane. Some dread catastrophe was casting its shadow- 
before. 

Those who had met the Hicksite invasion into New 
England, conquered it and seen it disappear from the 
island we're now called to a more disheartening; conflict. 
Their victory over the Hieksites had been easy, for they 
had the support of all the Friends in New England, 
but in the coming contest every meeting in New England 
would be against them, and they would themselves be 
conquered. 

The new enemy had already appeared even (before the 
end of the Hicksite movement, but the attention of Friends 
was so engrossed by the latter that it for a time over- 
shadowed the former. Thus when the Hicksite struggle 
was ended and the two parties had separated, the Orthodox 
American Friends turned their attention towards the new 
heresy that was progressing in England and America. 

About the year ISIS a systematic study of the Scriptures 



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and catechising thereon was introduced in the Friends 
school at Ackworth. Joseph John Gurney is stated to 
have been the chief promoter of this change. His 
attempt to encourage a study of the Scriptures as the sole 
guide in religion brought on him severe attacks by 
Friends, who asserted that the Inner Lio;ht being the 
Divine Spirit shedding its light in the human heart was the 
primary guide and the Scriptures were secondary. 

Here began the thirty years' struggle commonly known 
as the Gurneyite movement, although it became well 
defined not before 1832. 



THE GURNEY DIVISION. 

Joseph John Gurney was the son of a wealthy English 
Quaker family ; was highly educated in English universi- 
ties,, and by his eloquence and polished discourse became 
a preacher of great power in the Quaker society, and 
gained great popularity both in England and America. 
His sermons contained statements from which the stal- 
wart* American Friends decided that here was a man 
more dangerous than Elias Hicks. 

They asserted that Friends could not tell beforehand 
what die spirit would direct them to do in a meeting, and 
as they were not moved until assembled in meeting there 
could be no preparation. There was no priest, no sacra- 
ment, no liturgy, no hymn book, not even a Bible. It 
was an assembly of human souls gathered in' solemn still- 
ness, waiting until God should speak through one of them to 
the rest. If a minister was discovered making any prepara- 
tion for a meeting, she was said to be " going before her 
guide,'* and she was deposed and silenced. With this cardi. 
nal principle emphasized and reiterated on all possible oc- 
casions, it was with great uneasiness that American 
Friends learned that Gurney actually carried a Bible 






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to meeting and read from it. They also claimed that he 
prepared his discourses beforehand. This was not Quaker 
dependence on the Holy Spirit. The error of Hicks was 
in repudiating the Bible. The error of Gurney was in re- 
pudiating the Spirit. Gurney therefore was as dangerous 
as the other, and in 1838 the American Friends began 
a seven years' conflict with the purpose of having Gurney 
silenced by the London Yearly Meeting. Every move- 
ment must have a leader, and these persons attacking 
Gurney selected John Wilbur of Hopkinton, Rhode Island, 
whose vigor and rigor proved entirely adequate to the 
occasion. 

Gurney visited most of the meetings in America and 
Europe and met with great success. He visited Nantucket 
July, 1838, and was the guest of Cromwell Barnard. 

Wilbur by voice and pen met w r ith less success, for in 
Great Britain all the meetings had approved Gurney's 
preaching. 

The bitterest contest was carried on in New England. 
It seems that Wilbur differed from Gurney in only four 
particulars : 

1. Whether justification precedes or follows sanctiilca- 
tion ? 

2. The true reason for observing the first day of the 
week instead of the seventh. 

3. Whether in the next world will be given natural or 
spiritual bodies? 

4. Whether the Holy Spirit or the Bible is flie true re- 
ligious guide? 

The first three points in dispute are entirely unessential 
and any discussion of them would be without profit, 

George Fox taught that the Holy Spirit could be 
received by believers so as to become an Inner Light, mak- 
ing clear the path to follow, and that no other guide was 
as infallible. The Bible was of secondary importance. 



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Until the time ot Gurney emphasis was placed on the 
Inner Light, instead of the Bible, but Gurney discovered an 
inconsistency among the Friends. Ministers had been ac- 
cused of teaching false doctrine. They claimed to speak 
what the spirit taught them, and yet they were condemned 
by the society of Friends and their teaching was proved 
to be false by quotations from the Bible. If a man's light 
differed from the Bible, he was judged not to have the 
true light. If, therefore, the Bible was the final authority, 
Gurney recommended that it be so considered ; that it be 
carefully studied by young and old ; that Bible schools be 
established ; that societies be organized for the wider cir- 
culation of the Scriptures. Some of Gurney's friends in 
England joined with a number of Episcopal bishops in the 
formation of a Bible society. This was highly offensive 
to the stalwart American Friends. 

Thus did the bitterest of conflicts proceed, and New 
England became divided into two bitter factions, the Gur- 
neyites and Wilburites. 

The crisis was reached in 1845 at Newport in the New 
England Yearly Meeting. 

In several of the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings, there 
had been divisions into Wilburite and Gurney ite bodies, 
each claiming to be the true organization. These and other 
matters came before the Yearly Meeting, the court of last 
resort for final adjudication. 

The larger part of the prominent Nantucket Friends 
had joined the Wilbur party, and were 'ready in the 
Yearly Meeting to offer stout resistance to the advance of 
the Gurney party. 

It was evident that the Yearly Meeting had overwhelm- 
ingly adopted the views of Gurney, and if majorities had 
ruled, as in other bodies, the Wilbur party would have 
had little opportunity to be heard. 

Owing to a curious feature in the government of the 



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Quaker society, a small minority has an opportunity 
to make a vigorous and often successful contest. It arises 
in the selection of a clerk for the meeting, whose power is 
almost supreme. Usually in secular bodies the first strug- 
gle is to obtain a majority in number, and then the majority 
by vote controls all subsequent matters. But in a Friends' 
Meeting there is no chairman and no voting; conse- 
quently numbers do not count. 

The clerk decides what is the sense of the meeting and 
then he "makes a minute of it,*' or makes a record of it. 

When a Friends' Meeting is to take action the clerk an- 
nounces the subject and awaits the expression of the 
members. After all the members that wish have ex- 
pressed themselves the clerk thereupon decides what is the 
solid weighty sense of the meeting. It may not be the 
view of the majority ; but taking into account the age, 
piety, experience and position of those expressing them- 
selves he decides what is the view of the solid and weighty 
members. This view must be what he thinks most sensi- 
ble. The sense of the meeting may become the view of 
the clerk. 

The difficulty and delicacy of the duty imposed on the 
clerk of collecting and recording the judgment of theJ 
meeting without a vote being taken is so great that 
in times of excitement and conflicting opinions few persons 
can be found competent to the task, for however impartial' 
the clerk it is always difficult for him not to be influenced 
by his own views and sympathies. It therefore follows 
from this that the clerk may declare the judgment of the \ 
meeting to be according to the view of the minority, and 
so the minority governs the meeting. This actually i 
happened in the city of Philadelphia. 

Nor does his power end here, for having decided what 
is the sense of the meeting whatever record the clerk 
makes is conclusive and can never be altered, corrected or 



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changed. With such an opportunity for the minority to 
govern a few are often encouraged to convince the clerk 
that their view is the sensible one, and if successful he 
will make a minute in their favor. It should be stated 
that when there is a great difference of opinion among the 
members an impartial clerk will make a minute postpon- 
' ing the subject till the next meeting, but usually the clerks 
in times of excitement are not so impartial but decide in 
favor of one party. 

The first act at the opening of a new meeting is to elect 
/a new clerk. For this purpose the old clerk presides. 
Whichever party he favors will thereafter control the 
organization. For with a clerk in their favor a few could 
overcome a multitude. Such a decisive advantage is this 
that the entire contest in a division is waged on this 
point. If a contesting party cannot elect their clerk they 
always withdraw. This is their way of settling a di- 
vision. 

At this session ot the Yearly Meeting the Wilburites, 
under the leadership of Prince Gardner of Nantucket, 
tried to secure the selection of Thomas B. Gould of New- 
port as clerk, but the clerk of the previous year, who was 
to decide the sense of the meeting, being a Gurneyite, 
found the sense oi the meeting to be that he himself 
should continue to be clerk. When he made this minute 
the Wilburites withdrew to a Baptist Church near by and 
organized what they called the New England Yearly 
Meeting. * ( 

Several years later the Supreme Court of Massachu- 
setts was sought to pass upon the respective rights of these 
two meetings. 

There is in Fall River on North Main Street a plain 
white building, which in 1844 belonged to the Swansea 
Monthly Meeting, which was largely Gurneyite. This 
meeting divided into two bodies, the Gurney body 



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being much larger, each claiming to be the true Swansea 
Monthly Meeting, and both selected overseers, who are 
the officers to take charge of the societies' property. 

The Wilburite overseers succeeded in getting control of 
the Fall River meeting house and would not surrender it. 
The matter was carried to the Quarterly Meeting, but here 
was a. division. There was a Gurney Quarterly Meeting 
and a Wilbur Quarterly Meeting. So the Yearly Meeting- 
was called upon lo decide the controversy. But as here . 
was also a division a suit was brought in the courts of 
Massachusetts by the Gurney overseers for possession of 
the Fall River meeting house. The Supreme Court, in a 
lengthy opinion, decided that the Gurney Yearly Meeting- 
was the true meeting and that the Wilburites were 
seceders, and so not entitled to any of the property of the 
meeting which they had left. Moreover it was there stated 
by Judge Shaw that the unhappy division between the 
Wilburites and Gurneyites arose from an apprehension of 
the former that the latter were disseminating false doc- 
trines, "of which," he said, "there was no evidence.*' 

The. points of difference seem to be exceedingly trivial, 
and one Friend told me that the real cause for the ill will 
which John Wilbur entertained towards Gurne2/ was due 
to the fact that when Wilbur visited England he was not 
allowed to smoke in Gurney's house. J 

Thus was accomplished in the New England Yearly 
meeting a division into two bodies, of which the Gurney 
body comprised about nine-tenths of the meeting. 

After the contest between the two bodies in the Yearly"'. 
Meeting at Newport some of the Wilbur party took a trip 
to Nantucket. At a first day meeting Thomas B. Gould 
arose to preach. Cromwell Barnard, who was the leading 
Gurney advocate at Nantucket, interrupted him, saying : 
"Friend, thee can sit down." Peleg Mitchell then said: 

t 

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"Friend, thee can go on." Other elders expressed their 
views. Women were greatly agitated and in tears, and 
some went out. Gould continued and finished his dis- 
course. 

This disturbance indicated clearly how the two parties 
were arrayed, although there had been no separation. It 
was evident that a separation would result, and it was also 
certain that Cromwell Barnard, William Mitchell and 
Abram R. Wing would lead one body, and that Prince 
Gardner and Peleg Mitchell the other. Soon after the 
occasion offered and the result was decisive. 

The division took place in July, 1845, when the Sand- 
wich Quarterly Meeting, which was largely Gurneyite, 
met in Nantucket, but the Nantucket delegates were Wil- 
burites. 

When the meeting was opened reports from every 
Monthly Meeting were presented except Nantucket, 
although the Nantucket delegates were present, also John 
Wilbur and some of his Friends. When the report of the 
Nantucket Meeting was requested Hezekiah Barnard 
stated that he had the report but they had concluded 
to withhold' it, adding "that a separation must and would 
take place.*' An attempt was then made to appoint Peleg 
Mitchell as clerk. This was opposed by the Gurney 
party, as he had been identified with the separatists at 
Newport. John Wilbur and his friends when re- 
quested would not leave the hall, so the Quarterly Meet- 
ing adjourned until 4 o'clock in the afternoon/ In the 
meantime the Wilbur party had remained and organized 
what they called the Sandwich Quarterly Meeting. At 4 
o'clock, when the adjourned meeting reassembled, the 
Wilburites had £one. 

The Nantucket Meeting had thus withdrawn from the 
Quarterly Meeting, but there were members of the Nan- 
tucket Meeting that remained loyal. They were in 



sympathy with Gurney. The Quarterly Meeting encour- 
aged them to continue the Monthly Meeting, which was 
accordingly clone in July, 18.15. ~s> 

There was effected a division of the Nantucket Meeting 
into a Gurney body and a Wilbur body. It is stated by \ 
the Gurney body that they numbered 88 and that the Wil- ! 
bur body numbered 140, and that 79 were either at sea or 
feeble, and were doubtful. Assuming that the doubtful 
ones were equally divided between the two bodies there 
would have been about ISO Gurney and 180 Wilbur 
Friends. So the stalwarts at Nantucket were in the 
majority, which was not true in any other meeting in New 
England. 

The Supreme Court decision in the case of the Fall 
River meeting house leaves no doubt that the Wilbur body 
were separatists and the Gurney body were true continu- 
ing Friends, and as such entitled to all the property. 
The matter of property will be dealt with again in connec- 
tion with the meetings, each of which will now be treated 
separately. Before the separation the meeting had prop- 
erty that cost $21,000. This was held by the Fair Street 
Friends, together with many volumes of records of births, 
deaths, marriages, and doings of the meetings from their 
commencement to that date. These records while on 
Nantucket were not allowed to be examined by any one 
not a member. 

NANTUCKET MONTHLY MEETING (GURNEY). 

Those Nantucket Friends who continued loyal to the 
New England Yearly Meeting, under the advice of the 
Sandwich Quarterly Meeting, met in the house of Crom- 
well Barnard and denominated themselves the Nantucket 
Monthly Meeting of Friends. As Peleg Mitchell had 
identified himself with the other body he was adjudged no 
longer suitable as clerk, and in his place was chosen 



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his brother William, and a demand was made to the Fair 
Street Meeting for the records, meeting house and other 
property, to which demand no attention was given. 
They then appointed Cromwell Barnard, Obed Fitch and 
Kimball Starbuck overseers, Abram R. Wing recorder, 
and Seth Mitchell treasurer. 

4< 8 mo., 2, 1 S 4 5 . The committee reported that they 
had secured the house recently occupied by Elizabeth 
Chase on Winter street, which is in readiness for our 
meeting to-morrow." 

This was the Abner Collin house and stood where is 
now the Coffin school. 

" 1 mo., 1, 1846. The committee had seen the agent of 
the Main street house built by the Hicksites, and he had 
agreed to let this meeting have it for $150 per year." 

Here they continued to meet until November 28, 1850, 
when the meeting house on Center street had been 
completed. 

Aside from attending to their own business, the Gurney 
meeting was now required to deal with the Friends who 
had separated. So a book was procured and in it were 
written the names o\ all the members before the separation. 
They then proceeded to disown those who attended the 
Fair Street Meeting. 

The following were among those disowned because 
they withdrew from fellowship with the New England 
Yearly Meeting : — 

Frederick Arthur, Rachel Hussey, 

Mary Arthur, David G. Hussey, 

James Austin, Elizabeth Hussey, 

John Boadie, Benjamin Hussey, 

llezekiah Barnard, Gorham Hussey, 

Mary Barnard, Lydia M. Hussey, 

Susan Barnard, Elepsibeth C. Hussey, 

Alexander G. Coffin, Nancy Hussey, 



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John L. Coffin, 
Joseph G. Coleman, 
Phebe Coffin, 
Rebecca Coffin, 
Susan Coffin, 
John G. Coffin, 
Elizabeth Coffin, 
John Franklin Coleman 
Eliza Coleman, 
Anna Clark, 
James B. Coleman, 
Lydia Coleman, 
Elizabeth Clark, 
Sally Easton, 
Eliza Ann Easton, 
John Folger, 
Lydia Folger, 
Hannah Maria Gardner, 
Prince Gardner, 
Mary Gardner, 
Benjamin Gardner, 
Rachel Gardner, 
Elizabeth Gorham, 



Lydia G. Hussey, 
Lydia Monroe, 
Alice Mitchell, 
Moses Mitchell, 
David Mitchell, 
Peleg Mitchell, 
Mary S. Mitchell, 
Susan Mitchell, 
Mary Macy, 
Deborah Paddack, 
Eunice Paddack, 
Laban Paddack, 
Mary Paddack, 
John Paddack, 
Sarah Paddack, 
Micajah Swain, 
Hezekiah Swain, 
Lydia Swain, 
Obed B. Swain, 
Eunice Swain, 
Margaret Swain, 
Joseph B. Swain, 
Richard G. Swain. 



The property held by the Fair Street Meeting com- 
prised the meeting house, poor house, burial ground, the 
old records, and about $7000* Possession could only be 
obtained by a law suit, and this the Yearly 'Meeting dis- 
couraged, as it would be a contest in which relatives 
would be at strife with relatives. The records were never 
aiterwards demanded, and remained in the custody of the 
Fair Street Friends. 

In 18t)4; the Fair Street real estate was sold and the pro- 
ceeds divided between the two meetings. The money 
was divided b\ r agreement. 



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According to the decision of the courts, the Fair Street 
Meeting had lost their rights to the burial ground. But 
this was not enforced, and the Fair Street Friends were 
permitted to use the south end and the others used the 
north end. So there are grave stones in the north part, 
but none in the south part. 

The members of the Gurney Meeting lost heavily by 
the great fire of 1846, and they were compelled to request 
assistance from the Quarterly Meeting. After this they 
improved in financial strength, and in May, 1850, a com- 
mittee was appointed to select the location of a meeting- 
house. The next month they reported that a lot on Center 
Street would cost $500 and one on Liberty street would 
cost $350, and considering the cost they recommended the 
Liberty Street lot, where is now the residence of David W. 
Burgess. But for reasons not known the Center Street 
lot was selected, and November 28, 1850, William Mitchell 
and Herman Crocker reported that they had completed 
building the new meeting house, which cost separate from 
the land nearly $1500. 

An important addition to their numbers in 1857 was 
Christopher C. Hussey, who withdrew in I860, and 
became a prominent clergyman in the Unitarian Church. 

The Center Street Meeting continued until 1866. Its 
membership became so reduced and scattered that it was 
deemed best to discontinue it. and its last meeting" was 
held January 10, 1867, when it decided to be disolved and 
transferred with all its property to the Nevif Bedford 
Monthly Meeting. 

This property comprised : — 

1. Meeting house, Center Street. 

2. Interest in Friends' Asylum. 

->. One share in the old North Wharf. 

4. Burial ground held with Fair Street Friends. 

5. Cash, four hundred and fifty dollars. 



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The Center Street property is still owned by the New 
Bedford Monthly Meeting, and is used for worship when- 
ever thought desirable. 

During the thirty-two years of its existence five mar- 
riages took place in the Center Street Meeting. 

18471 

Edward Sutton to Sarah Gale. 
Moses Farnham to Mary B. Allen. 

1850. 

Samuel P. Johnson to Martha Hussey. 

1857. 

Presbrey Wing to Sarah Barker. 
Owen Dame to Eliza C. Mitchell. 

Thomas Macy, who was disowned as a Hicksite twenty- 
eight years before, in 1858 became a member of this 
meeting. , 

At the present time there remain but two members who 
were enrolled in the organization in July, 1845 — Matthew 
Barney and William Hosier. 



FAIR STREET MEETING (WILBUR). 

After the separation in 1845 and the Gurney body had 
organized its meeting, it was at once denominated "spuri- 
ous" by the Fair Street Friends, and all who 7 attended 
it were disowned from the Wilbur body. 

Among those disowned were the folio wing-, viz. : 



Elizabeth Austin, 
Cromwell Barnard. 
Susanna Coleman, 
Deborah Collin, 



Miriam Starbuck, 
Abigail Alien, 
Matthew Barney, 
Lydia Bunker, 



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Lydia Coffin, 
Lydia Fish, 
Hannah Gardner, 
Robert B. Hussey, 
Hannah Hussey, 
Judith Hussey, 
Cyrus Hussey, 
Lydia Hussey, 
Benjamin Mitchell, 
William Mitchell, 



Robert Coffin, 
Herman Crocker, 
George Easton, 
William Hosier, 
Lydia Hosier, 
Obed Fitch, 
Kimball Starbuck, 
Rachel Swain, 
Abram R. Wing, 
Lydia Worth. 



Having cleared their garments of the spurious Gurney- 
ites the Fair Street Meeting, although reduced in numbers, 
cheerfully travelled on like Gideon's famous army which, 
though reduced from thirty thousand to three hundred, yet 
put the enemy to flight. 

The most prominent minister, Christopher C. Hussey, 
was disowned for doctrinal reasons and afterwards became 
a member of the Gurney Meeting. 

Disownrnents tor all the ancient causes were accom- 
plished as often as an instance occurred. 

In 1856. One member failed to pay his just debts and 
otherwise conducted his pecuniary affairs in a disreputable 
manner. 

1858. Two brothers had married women not members. 

1862. A member had been sailing in an armed vessel 
and engaged in war. 

1864. A member had neglected the meetings and 
allowed a musical instrument in his house, and permitted 
his daughter to practice thereon. 

136S. Several members neglected the meeting. 

1869. A member married a man out of the meeting. 



1871. Three members were attendin; 



meetings ot an- 



other society. 

l^To. One member tor neglecting meetings and one for 
marrying out of the meeting. 



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LS74. A member had neglected the meetings. 
1S77. A member had neglected the meetings. 
1878. A member had neglected the meetings. 

E3 C5 

1891. A member had neglected the meetings. 

1892. A member had married a man out of the meet- 
ing. 

Since 1845 ten marriages took place. 

1847. Samuel D. Otis to Elizabeth G'orham. 

18-17. John Folger to Phebe Coffin. 

1849. William MeKeel to Mary Gorham. 

1850. Obed B. Swain to Susan Hussey. 

1854. John Boadle to Hannah M. Heaton. 

1855. Benjamin Tucker to Mary S. Pad clack. 
1870. William MeKeel to Martha G. Hussey. 
1876. Thomas Leigh to Elizabeth Foster. 
1878. Morton A. Wamesly to Abbie L. Chase. 
1887. John H. Foster to Mary E. Sinkinson. 
A singular incident is recorded concerning the ministry 

of Xarcissa B. Coffin. 

" 10 mo., 24, 1858. This meeting after a time of 
weighty deliberation has united with the women in ap- 
proving the gift and public appearance in the ministry of 
Xarcissa B. Coffin." 

%i 7 mo., 28, 18G4. She was deposed and silenced by 
the Nantucket Meeting 'for not keeping on the watch and 
abiding in a state of humility and abasedness of self.'" 

She was a woman of a high order of ability, and none 
ever came into her presence without receiving *a delight- 
ful impression. The Quaker society at Nantucket was 
fortunate in having a person among their members who 
could so persuasively present the principles of Quakerism, 
and they were indeed rich if they could dispense with the 
services of such a woman. Inquiry was made for the rea- 
son she was deposed. Answer was made that she went 



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* 'before her guide." This may have meant that she made 

preparation beforehand for some sermon. 

8 mo., 28, 1889. After twenty-five years of silence 
Narcissa B. Collin was restored to her ministry in the 
Nantucket Meeting. 

This was done in a dwelling house in Lynn, and 
it ought not to remain unrecorded that they were all dead 
who silenced her a quarter of a century before. She 
immediately conducted a most successful missionary tour 
through the Scandinavian peninsular, giving strong evi- 
dence of the great amount of work she had been com- 
pelled to leave undone. 

After the separation in 1845, the Wilbur party organ- 
ized meetings throughout New England wherever their 
numbers would allow, and these were called "smaller 
bodies," in distinction from the large Gurney bodies. 
These 4 -smaller bodies'' in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, 
Central New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were in 
unity with each other, when another curious division took 
place that exerted an important influence on the Nantucket 
Meeting. 

The controversy occurred in the Central New York 
Meeting at Scipio in relation to a publication by that 
meeting of the journal of Joseph Hoag. In the original 
work Hoag had made some remarks derogatory to the 
temper and judgment of Job Otis, who lived in New Bed- 
ford during the early part of this century, and then moved 
to Scipio and continued to be one of the strictest of 
American Friends. He was highly respected by those 
whose censorious tastes inclined them toward a rigid and 
severe discipline. Hoag was a Quaker minister of great 
fame, whose views were not unlike those of Otis, but 
whose temper and judgment were much more pacific. 

In 1858 the Scipio Yearly Meeting decided to publish 
the journal, and the matter was left to a committee. The 



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friends of the Otis family desired to omit the criticism of 
fob Otis. The other members of the committee thought 
it best to publish the book with no omissions. 

When the matter became fully known the members of 
this Yearly Meeting became, divided into about two equal 
parties, the one party composed of the Otis family and 
their sympathizers, under the lead of James Otis, desired 
to have suppressed the criticism written by Joseph Hoag. 
The other party, under the lead of John King, claimed 
that if the journal was published at all it should be pub- 
lished entire. These two parties separated in 1859, and 
each party constituted a separate Yearly Meeting, the one 
with James Otis as clerk commonly known as the Otis 
Meeting, and the other with John King as clerk commonly 
called the King Meeting. 

Each of these meetings sought to obtain the support and 
recognition of the Wilbur Meeting in New England. For 
several years the New England Meeting, of which Peleg 
.Mitchell was clerk, declined to approve either the Otis or 
the King Meeting, as no point of doctrine or discipline 
was involved. It was a difficult question to decide, for if 
they decided that the book should be published entire, 
there would appear a criticism on one of their leaders. If, 
on the other hand, they approved the suppression, they 
would be discreditably covering up an important statement 
of an eye witness. 

But in 1863 the question demanded decision, and it 
resulted in a division of the New England ^Meeting. 
About forty of them, a small part of the meeting, withdrew 
■^nd under the leadership of Peleg Mitchell of Nantucket 
and Nathan Page of Danvers, formed a separate Meeting 
that at once approved and recognized the Otis Meeting of 
New York. The Wilburites that remained, recognized 
the King Meeting. The Nantucket Meeting as a whole 
w.is almost unanimously in favor of the Otis party. No 



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other New England Meeting went that way. So that there 
were scattered over New England on the main land, 
Wilburite Quakers who had favored the Otis party in New 
York and were not in unitv with their own meetings. 
There was Nathan Page of Danvers, the Oliver fam- 
ily in Lynn, and the Foster family in Rhode Island. The 
Nantucket Meeting alone in New England held their 
views. So these persons joined the Nantucket Meeting. 
Thus the Nantucket Society separated itself from all other 
New England bodies and became in fact the only "Otis" 
Meeting in New England. These additions restored con- 
siderable vigor to the struggling society. For at this time 
it was weak and its numbers few. 

But it was thought best to maintain a smaller Meeting 
Mouse. When they undertook to sell the real estate they 
found that the property was claimed by the Center Street 
| Meeting. So they came to an understanding and both 
j Meetings joined in the deed, selling the whole Fail- 
Street property to Alfred Mac v. Then the Fair Street 
Meeting bought back the north part and transformed the 
school house into a meeting house. This change took place 
in the summer and autumn of 1864. From the beginning 
of the meeting, 4th mo. 28, 1708. Men and Women 
I held separate meetings. 11 mo. 26, 1868. As their 
I numbers had so diminished it was decided that their meet- 
^ ings should be held together. 

In the spring of 1894 as only one member of the Meet- 
ing lived at Nantucket it was decided to sell the Xreetincr 
House. It was therefore sold in June, 1894, to the Nan- 
tucket Historical Society. At this time the membership 
of the Nantucket Monthly Meeting of Friends comprised 
twenty-three persons, only two oi whom were born at 
Nantucket. One lived at Nantucket, one in Boston, one in 
Danvers, ten in Lynn, and the saute number in Provi- 
dence. If they had not received those additions in I860, 



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the Meeting would now contain but two persons, one man 
and one woman, each well advanced in years. 

When the Meeting House was sold, the books of records, . 
containing much valuable information about deaths, births 
and marriages of Nantucket people, were transported from 
the Island and are now in the custody of James W. Oliver 
in Lynn. 

So the Nantucket Monthly Meeting of Friends is now a 
misnomer. It began at Nantucket about the year 170Q^> 
and when the year 1900 opens, there may not be left on 
the Island a single Friend. 

The dominant members of the Nantucket Society, who 
controlled and directed its movements, seemed not to ap- 
preciate why the Creator painted the morning and evening 
sky : colored the woods ; bestowed on the birds of the air 
matchless gifts of form, color and song ; caused the lilies^ 
of the field to grow in glory beyond the reach of earthly, 
wisdom ; created man in his own image and placed him in\ 
this fair world with a mind demanding for its happiness to ' 
behold the splendors that surround him, to listen to the 
music that comes on the wings of the wind and in joy to ] 
open his heart in song, so they banished from human life . 
much innocent and wholesome pleasure and forbid atten- ' 
lion to the beauties of form, color and song. The penalty i 
came and Friends have almost disappeared from Nan-, 
tucket. S/ 

If they had adopted more liberal terms of fellowship ; if 
their religious services had been more varied"; if' the gift 
of preaching had been more encouraged and less ham- 
pored ; if they had established a better proportioned theol- 
ogy ; if they had not obscured or undervalued any portion 
oi Divine Truth, wherever revealed ; if they had abandoned 
iheir discipline and allowed the laws of the land to deal 
with offenders; if instead of expelling members for trivial 
oiicnccs, they had exercised towards them a wise charity ; - 



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if instead of maintaining their society as an organization 
composed of men and women who never departed from 
rectitude, it had been regarded as a portion of the church 
of Christ, in which were men and women of every degree 
of moral acquirements ; if their beautiful system of sim- 
plicity had been built on the rock and not on sandy foun- 
dations, they might have been as vigorous today as they 
•. were a century ago. 

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WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY 

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NANTUCKET, MASS. 
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Thomas Todd, Printer, 

7-a Beacon St., 

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PREFACE. 

The publication of these Papers was com- 
mitted to the editor by the Council of the Nantucket 
Historical Association. They are issued without 
previous reference to the Council, so that the editor 
assumes responsibility for all statements. He de- 
sires to make cordial acknowledgment to George 
E. Littlefield, Antique Bookstore, Cornhill, Boston, 
who put the editor on the track of these papers ; to 
Miss Helen B. W. Worth for efficient aid in copy- 
ing Mr. White's manuscripts and for searching the 
1 own Records ; also to Hon. Samuel A. Green, 
LL.D., librarian of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, for many helpful suggestions. 

There are three hundred and fifty copies in 
this edition. 

(Rev.) Myron Samuel Dudley. 

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HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION. 

These Papers came into the possession of the Nan- 
tucket Historical Association, under whose auspices they 
are now published, through the thoughtful consideration of 
the late Reverend Aionzo H. Quint, D. D., as the following 
letter to the editor shows : 

Congregational Library, Boston, Mass., 
June 10, 1895. 
My Dear Mr. Dudley: 

I send herewith to your care the Timothy White Papers which 
you have so persistently reminded me of. The fragment of Church 
record ought to belong to the Church, and I desire you to present 
it to that body. This fragment I printed in the Congregational 
Quarterly some years ago [October, 1S72], but the original ought 
to be carefully preserved. 

The diaries cover several years o£ Air. White's work, and the 
list of scholars in his day schools ought to interest Nantucket 
people. These documents and the few other papers I think might 
well be preserved by the Nantucket Historical Association, to 
which you called my attention. I desire you to give these diaries 
and papers to that society, with my cordial regards. 

All these Papers were given me, years ago, by tion'f John H. 
White, of Dover, N. PL, a gentleman of education and high 
character who honored me with his friendship. He gave me these 
Papers and others to use as I pleased. Timothy White was, I 
believe, his great-grandfather. These Papers should be credited 
to the White family. 

With best regard, yours truly, 

Alonzo H. Quint. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



ANCESTRY OF TIMOTHY WHITE. 

William W T hite, the first settler of this branch of the 
Whites, according to tradition was a native of Norfolk 
County, England. He was born in 1610. He was among 
the early settlers on the North Shore, landing at Ipswich 
in 1635, Thence he removed to Newbury before 1640. 
His first wife, Mary, was the mother of his only child, John. 
His second wife, Sarah Foster, widow of Reginald Foster, 
died in 1693. Mr. White died September 28, 1690. 

He was a member of the company of first settlers to 
occupy a portion of the territory known as Pentucket, 
which was incorporated as the town of Haverhill, Mass. 
They were twelve in number, and moved from Ipswich and 
Newbury. White was from the latter place. 1 

William White, soon after a church was organized in 
the new settlement at Haverhill, became a member, and was 
one of its firmest supporters. He had the honor of the 
town much at heart, and was highly esteemed and trusted 
by its citizens, being frequently put in charge of its most 
important public business. He was a member of the first 
board of selectmen, chosen October 29, 1646. The first 
military company of Haverhill was organized in 1662, and 
William White was chosen captain. The only child of 
William White, John, Sr., was born in 1640, the year of his 
father's removal from Newbury to Haverhill. He married 
Hannah French, of Salem, August 25, 1662, and died Jan- 
uary 1, 1669, aged 29, leaving one son, John, Jr.; bofn March 
8, 1664. 

This son married Lydia Gilman, daughter of Hon. John 
Gilman, of Exeter, N. H., October 24, 1687, and had many 



x The Descendants of William White, Haverhill, Mass., by Hon. Daniel 
A. White and Annie F. Richards.. Boston, 1SS9. 

Congregational Quarterly, October, 1872. p. 553, fL 
Chase's Haverhill (1S61), pp. 53, 63. 



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M>na and daughters, "whose descendants are exceedingly 
numerous." 1 

John White, Jr., is frequently mentioned in the public 
■ iirs of Haverhill, and was especially prominent in military 
i ttters, at a time when there were serious menaces to the 
• . c of the struggling colonists from the surrounding 
! idians. In the records he bears the titles of ensign, lieu- 
tenant and captain. He is, also, highly honored in civil 
irs, holding office as town clerk, representative in the 
General Court, and magistrate of the County Court. 

lie had fourteen children. Timothy, the subject of this 
sketch, was the fifth son and the seventh child, born Novem- 
ber 13, 1700. He was graduated at Harvard College in the 
class of 1720. 

An ivory-headed cane, with the initials "T. W." cut 

i it, and an English dictionary used by Timothy White 
at Harvard College from 17 16 to 1720, are now in the 
possession of James Davis White, Haverhill, Mass. The 
book was "Printed by Peter Parker, at Leg and Star, over 
against Royal Exchange, in Corn hill, 1677. Price 2 shil- 
**ngs. 

Timothy White married Susannah Gardner, September 
?7. 172S. Susannah was daughter of John Gardner, of 
Nantucket, born at Mendon, Mass., January 12, 1712. Dur- 
■■'■ % the later years of his life Mr. White taught school in 
Haverhill, also engaged in business, and occasionally sup- 
plied churches for absent pastors. In a Haverhill enroll- 
ment for military service for the spring of 1757 the name of 
"Timothy White, Cler.," appears on the " Alarm , List," 
which included ail between sixteen and sixty years of age 
who were exempt from ordinary military duty. In 
-r.iergencies these were liable to be called to do duty in 
\^-z\r own town. 2 



1 Chase's Haverhill, p. 53, note. 
1 Chase's Haverhill, p. 347. 



8 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

After leaving Nantucket, Mr. White was called to 
Narragansett, R. I., and to Chester, N. H., but ill-health 
prevented his acceptance. He died, suddenly, February 24, 
1765. His children were thirteen in number. Only six 
survived infancy. His widow died in Ipswich, Mass., Octo- 
ber 28, 1789. 

These White Papers were inherited by Timothy White, 
second son of their compiler. He was born, according to 
Dr. Quint's notes, published in connection with the Church 
Record Fragment, October 29, 1733. In the records, a son 
of " Tirtio. White" was baptized by the name of " Timothy," 
August 24, 1735, Rev. Joseph Baxter, pastor of the church 
at Medneld, officiating. This son, Timothy, married Lydia, 
daughter of Rev. Amos Main, Rochester, N. H., lived and 
died in Dover, N. H. At his death the papers passed to 
his son, Amos, who lived and died in Dover, and they passed 
from him to his grandson, Hon. John Hubbard White. This 
gentleman gave them to the late Rev. Dr. Quint. 1 

These Papers reveal the variety and scope of Mr. 
White's work while a resident of Nantucket. He had to do 
with the religious instruction of the Indians and the early 
settlers. Among the Indians he entered upon a work 
already begun. His labors in behalf of the newcomers, it 
is probable, was largely initiative, though, if we can place 
reliance upon tradition, there was sufficient organized interest 
in the creed and polity of the New England colonies to lead 
to the erection of a meeting house for the Congregational or 

Presbyterian families many years previous to Mr. White's 

, f 

1 Congregational Quarterly, October, 1S72, p. 559. 

Note. In the " Descendants of William White," the frontispiece is an 
illustration of the " White House," Haverhill, built about 1680, and occupied 
by the descendants of William and Mary White till 1S74. At the death of 
William White his property inventoried at ^oS ids, '.' a property far better 
than in those days was the custom with our yeomanry. His descendants 
through John's son John are very numerous, and have been among the most 
numerous and honorable of the land." 2 

2 Descendants of William White. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 9 

earance at Nantucket. Though called Presbyterian in 
the early days, the church has never been other than a Con- 
; ttional organization with marked tendencies toward 
independency — a condition due to its isolation. 

As an introduction to these records of the first preacher 

:. >wn to be a resident on the Island, of whose identity his 

ipers afford documentary evidence, it is fitting to make 

•- of the previous efforts put forth in the behalf of the 

• . 1 man and of the new settlers. This is done so far as the 

■ . isrer records afford material. 



THE WORK AMONG THE INDIANS. 

The Christianizing of the Indians of Nantucket was the 
v.- rk of the Mayhews, father and son, and was carried on in 

nection with the missionary work of Martha's Vineyard. 
i: is difficult to determine, sometimes, whether the records 
refer to the Vineyard or Nantucket. Probably the work is 
looked upon as one. The Mayhews deserve to share with 

t the title of Apostle to the Indians. They began their 
> ingelizing efforts immediately upon occupancy of Martha's 
\ ineyard. The father was designated Governor of the 
islands, and was the administrator of affairs. The son was 
devoted to the Indian work. These efforts began about 
1642. This was seventeen years before the occupancy of 
Nantucket by white settlers. Thomas Mayhew, Jr., was lost 
*- sea, on a voyage to England in 1656. His father deter- 
mined that the good work of his son should not perish. So 
• ; . j : devoted much effort to sustaining and extendipg the 
•■■ lian missions. 1 

In a letter written September 1, 1674, he describes the 

nation among the Nantucket Indians. " And for Nan- 

"• 1 set there is a church relates to me. They, as I said, first 

med into full worship here [at the Vineyard], and since be- 



1 Mass. His. Coll., Ser. I, Vol. I, p. 205. 



IO TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

came a church orderly, and is increased. Upon that island 
are many praying Indians. Also the families of that island 
are about three hundred. I have often accounted the fam- 
ilies of both islands, and have often, these thirty-two years, 
been at Nantucket." In 1674 there was on the island one 
Indian church, of which John Gibbs, an Indian (Indian name 
Assasammoogh), was pastor. There were thirty persons in 
full communion, of whom twenty were men. Pastor Gibbs 
was assisted by three native teachers — Joseph, Samuel, and 
Caleb. The last, Indian name Weekochisit, was a Saga- 
more's son. 1 

The number of baptized children and youth was about 
forty. At Nantucket, in 1674, there were three places 
where the Indians held their meetings, Oggawame, Wam- 
masquid, and Squotesit, and all the Indians were nominally 
Christian. Gookin says of these Indians : " I have seen and 
spoke with divers of the Indians of those islands [Martha's 
Vineyard and Nantucket] that usually, every summer, come 
up to our parts, about Boston and the towns adjacent, to 
work in the harvest labor and other employ. Many of them 
I have judged pious, and most of them sober, diligent, and 
industrious; which are commendable qualifications." 2 

The next record of the condition of the Indians before 
Mr. White's settlement in Nantucket is twenty years later, 
in 1604, in a letter written by John Gardner to Cotton 
Mather, Mr. Gardner for many years assisted these 
Indians by protecting them from the greed of their white 
neighbors, by instructing them in the laws of England, and 
by deciding difficult cases among themselves^. Mr. Gardner 
reports great decay among the Indians, especially in num- 
bers, there being in 1694 only about five hundred grown 
persons. We may estimate probably less than one thousand 
in all. There were then three churches among the Indians, 
two Congregational and one Baptist, but the membership 

1 Mass. His. Coll. Ser. I, Vol. I, pp. zc6, 207. 

* Gookin's Narrative, Mass. His. Coll., Ser. I, Vol. I, p. 207. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. II 

was small. Their physical decay Mr. Gardner attributes 
to their leve of drink, their moral and religious decline, 
to growing formalism, and laxity in the observance of the 
commandments. 1 

In less than one hundred years from the date of Mr. 
Gardner's letter the Indian population was reduced to one 
hundred and thirty-six individuals. In 1806 there were 
twenty, four males and sixteen females. 2 



THE RELIGIOUS WORK AMONG THE SETTLERS. 



From the time of the first settlement of the island, in 
1659, till 1698, there is no evidence of any organized or 
even individual work on strictly religious lines. In view of 
the prominent place which religious institutions held in 
the life of the seventeenth century, it is hard to believe 
that the early settlers of this island were wholly destitute 
of these privileges. Especially is it hard to accept this 
conclusion in face of the religious activity among the 
Indians. But, before 1698, all records are absent and 
tradition is for the greater part silent. The earliest record 
of religious work, so far as the editor has been able to 
discover, is contained in the journal of Thomas Chalkley, 
an English friend, who visited the island in 169S. What 
is germane to the purpose of this introduction is quoted. 
His reference to the large attendance at one of his meetings 
certainly leads to the inference that there were other re- 
Iigious assemblies. Also, he finds. a "minister, so called," 
residing upon the Island, whose place of residence probably 
was the meeting place of those who inclined to his views. 
After a sail of about ten hours from Cushnet, Friend 
Chalkley and his party landed at Nantucket, remaining 
there several days and holding five meetings. He says in 



1 Mather's Magnalia, Book VI, Chap. VI, Sect. 2. 
a Mass. His. Coll., Ser. I, Vol. I, p. 207, note. 



12 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

his journal : "Some of the ancient people said it was never 
known that so many people were together on the island at 
once. After meeting was over, one asked the minister, 
so called, whether we might hold a meeting at his house? 
He said, with good will, we might. This minister had some 
discourse with me, and asked what induced me to come 
-thither, being so young a man ? I told him I had no other 
view in coming than the good of souls. . . . Then he said, 
'I wish you would preach at my house in' God's name.' So, 
next day, we had a meeting at his house, and on the First 
Day we had the largest meeting that we had on the island. 
It was thought there were above two hundred people." 
"The chief magistrate of the Island [probably the Esquire 
Gardner who withstood Friend Story a few years later] 
desired that I would have a meeting at his house, there 
being no settled meeting of the Friends before I came, 
and after meeting he disputed wdth me about religion. 
I thought we were both but poor disputants, and cannot 
remember ail that passed between us." 

Friend Chalkley claims that from the time of his visit 
"forward, they have continued a meeting, and there is now 
a meeting house and a Yearly Meeting for Worship." I 
am not able to fix the date of writing this journal. Mr. 
Chalkley died September 4, 1740. 1 

The next record is that contained in the journal of 
Thomas Story, an English Friend, who arrived at Point 
Comfort, Va., December 8, 1698, and spent nine years 
visiting the colonies from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. 
He reached Nantucket May 13, 1704, and ^ regained till 
the 24th of that month. Friend Story's attitude toward 
the Christian church and its ministry is enlivened with a 
spirit of sharp controversy. In this he is quite the 
opposite of Friend Chalkley. Strangely, too, though Story 
followed the latter by only six years, he makes no allusion 



1 Journal of Thomas Chalkley. Edition, Friends' Bookstore, Philadelphia, 



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to the visit of his English contemporary, and his record 
zives the impression that his efforts mark the beginning 
of organized Quakerism in Nantucket. Story's journal 
bears witness to the fact that there were attempts to 
t itablish a Christian church both at and before the 
time of his visit The visiting ministers found it diffi- 
cult to maintain themselves because of the opposition of 
• . se inclining to Quaker principles and practices, especially 
the practice which opposed a fixed salary for the ministry. 
The work in behalf of the young settlement was done, 
for the greater part, by these visiting ministers or mis- 
sionaries. 1 

Two of these visiting ministers were on the island at 
the time of Friend Story's visit. The name of one of these 
men, or "Hireling Priests," as it pleased the chronicler to 
call them, was Thomas West. He was present at one of 
Mr. Story's meetings, and remained through it, though 'he 
received some pretty severe prodding by allusions "con- 
cerning the Hireling Priests, the Merchants of Babylon," 
'•their Doctrine and Maintenance," and he showed a very 
charitable, unresentful spirit in commending "the good life 
uid power manifest in the meeting," having also a sharp eye 
for the heretical outcroppings. 

Mr. Story finds the people of the island divided in 
sentiment. Some are for a settled minister, but the 



1 These men do not seem to have made sojourns of any great length. So 

*-»r no records of their visits have been found among the public or family 

records of the island. They may exist or they may turn up in the family papers 

I these visiting clergymen, or possibly in the church records of^eastern 

Massachusetts. There is clear evidence that the ministers and churches of the 

wdcr, more populous and prosperous communities of the New England colonies 

*> = 'e deeply interested in the outlying frontier districts. "The honored 

in inters of Boston have abundantly testified their sincere desires of gospeliz- 

these towns of Freetown, Tiverton, Dartmouth, and Nantucket. . . . hieing 

: ' Province, if this Province do not take care of their enjoyment of the 

; light and privilege, who will or can?" See letter of Rev. Samuel 

'• ' >rth, minister of Taunton, August S, 1720. [Mass. His. Coll., Series IV, 

v 't- I, p . 255.fi.] 



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majority, he thinks, are against it. 1 It would seem that 
both parties were successful in establishing an organized 
body. For, although there is a singular and lamentable 
absence of records, there is a well-accredited tradition that 
two meeting houses were built at about the same date, 171 1 : 
one for the Quakers, the other for Presbyterian or Congre- 
gational people. This was seven years after Story's visit. 
The date, so far as it refers to the Congregational meeting 
house, rests upon the tradition of a bill for lumber against 
the Congregational Society, to be used for building a meet- 
ing house. 3 

The above is substantially all of note the editor has 
been able to discover that has reference to the religious 
history of Nantucket, in the line of the prevailing religious 
belief and polity of New England before the advent of 
Timothy White. Some of this material, hidden amid 
ancient archives, has been as good as lost. There may 
be still more light to break forth from dusty alcoves and 
corners, old chests and attics, where neglected but precious 
treasures are cast aside. 

As these White Papers, brought forth after many days 
of hiding and now given to the public, add some definite 
information to the times and conditions that were largely 
matters of conjecture or tradition, so may their publication 
be the precursor of richer and fuller discoveries. 



1 Journal of Thomas Story, pp. 350--359. 

2 " It is stated by an individual remarkable for his knowledge of primitive 
events that he had seen a bid. dated 1711, found amongst old papers, against 
the Congregational Society, for timber which was used in building the original 
meeting house, and it is not improbable that there was a church organized on 
Congregational principles years before that meeting house was built, and 
might have assembled for divine worship in S'->me private dwelling, or in some 
retired spot under the shade ot the forest oaks." Ecclesiastical records of the 
First Congregational Church and Society of Nantucket' by Deacon Paul 
Folger, 1S43. [ <ce Quarterly Register of American Education Society, Mav, 
1S43, p. A'?<>] 



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JOURNAL OF TIMOTHY WHITE. 

172S-1748. 

Timothy White born at Hav 1 Nov r 13, 1700 
Susanna Gardner born at Menclon Jan y 30, 1712 and married 
v N'untucket Fryday Evening By M r Baxter & G. Gardner Esq r 

:■' 27, 172S 
Here follows a Record of their children — 

1/" A Son (Immature Birth) born & dy'd Saturday night be- 

' ■■•■!. 10 & 1 1 H rs Apr 1 19. 1729. 

2 x a Dauter (an Immature Birth) born between 3 & 4 Mon- 

Morning Aug. 31. 1730 and Dy'd the same morning 

3/ a Daughter (Susanna) born Thursday morning between 7 

g. gth [{rs j$ ov r 11-1731 

4/ a Son (Timothy) born between 6 th & 7 th Hours Monday 
S\ rning Oct r 29 1733 

5/* a Son (an Immature Birth & still) born about 4 or 5 after- 
soon Tuesday May 20, 1735 

6/* a son (an Immature Birth) born about 11 th Hour Thurs- 
-•' Morning & Dy'd a few hours after Apr 1 15, 1736 

7/ a son (James) born about 8 Monday Morn May 2, 1737 

8" a son (John) born about 10 Wednesday Morning Feb. 21, 
- T -. v 9 and Dy'd' Thursday night about 10 July 24, 1739 

9/ a son (John) born between 12 & 1 Monday Morning April 

; 1 7.40 

10/ a Dauter Lydia born between 1 & 2 Saturday Morning 
• Urch 20 th 1742. 

w Mary Born between 6 & 7 Fryday Eve Sept 19. 1746 

12* William born between 2 «S: 3 Monday Morn,. Sept 5— 
:"' vV Dy'd Saturday Night Sept r 10 th following 

13" Wiil n born (a little before day) Wednesday, Aug 23-1749 
'■: Dy'd Thursday Sept r 14 1749 

Lydia Dy'd at Nant. between 10 & n o'clock Thursday Oct r 
'; ' 1760 in the 19 th year of her age 

M r Timo y White Dy'd at Haverill about n o'clock Lords Day 



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rning Feb y 24 1765 aged 64 years & 3 months: 



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Susanna Badger Dyed on Fryday Morning August 26 th 176S 
about 1 Clock in the 37 th year of her age 

M rs Susanna White depaited this Life at Ipswich Oct r 28 
17S9 

Aged 77 years 8 months & 19 days. 

Note BY Editor. — These biographical memoranda are written on the 
opening pages of one of the little home-made notebooks, in size three and 
one-half by five and one-half incb.es, in which Mr. White kept his records. 
They ate not in the handwriting of Mr. White. They were evidently copied 
into this book, very probably from the family records. The writing which 
records the death of Mr. White is the same as that which precedes and follows. 



PREACHIiNG SERVICES FOR INDIANS. 



I preached a Lecture to the Indians at Macoomit July 12. 172S. 

Preached a Second time at the Same Place Aug. 22. 172S. 

The Comission* for the Indian affairs at Boston made known 
to me their desire of my taking upon me the charge of a Lecture 
to the Indians upon Nantuckett : L T pon my understanding of which 
I sent an answer in the affirmative and accordingly I began Oct. 

3 *7»8 

Preached a 2 d time Oct, 31, 1728 

Preached at Miac. Nov. 28, 172S. 60. Dec. 26, 172S. 50. Jan. 
23. 172H 50. Feb. 20 172! 40 or 50. Apr 1 17 1729. 30 May 15 



1729 30 or 40. June 12. 
Aug. 7 at J. M. 20 or 30 
Recieved 15^* 



>etw. 40 & 



July 10. between 20 & 30. 



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spt. 4 1729. 70 or 80. Feb. 17 iyfg 



Began a new year at J. M. Oct 16 1729 above 20. 

th 

Miac. Dec. 11 1729 about 30. Miac. Jan. 8-30. 

Miac. Feb. 5 th 2,0 or above. 

Miac. March 5 between 50 & 60 

Miac. Apr 11 16 : 30. 

Miac. May 14. about 30, 

Mine. June ir. above 30. 

Miac. Aug. 6. above 30. 

Miac. Aug. 20 about 30, 

Miac. Sept. 3. but too late. 

Feb. 10 1730/1 Rec 1 p John Gardner ,£15 « o n o 



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Began a Y r at J. M. Oct. i. 1730. 21 
Miac. Oct. 29. above 20. 
Miac. Nov. 26. about 30. upwards. 
Miac. Dec. 24. about 70. 
Miac. Feb. 4. between 40 & 50. 
Miac. Feb. 18. about 40. 
Miac. March 18. about 40. 
Miac. Apr 1 15. about 50 
Miac. May 13 upwards of 50 
.Miac June 10 between 30 & 40. 
Miac. July 8. between 40 & 50 
Miac. Aug. 5. between 30 & 40 
Miac. Sept. 2. about 20. 

Oct. 1731 Reciev d of Col 1 Winthrop ,£15. the which I payed 
to M r \Yill m Tyler at the same time. 

Began a new year at Miacoo : 

Nov. 25 1 73 1. about 40 Hearers. 

Jan 20. 40 & upwards. 

Feb. 3. above 50. 

March 2 d about 40. 

March 16. between 40 & 50. 

March 30. about 50, 

April 13 about 30. 

April 27 above 20. 

June S Ul about 30. 

July 6. about 40. 

July 20 about 7,0 

^ ct *733 Rec d ^15. June 22 1733 extraordinary services ^10 

Began a 5 th year at Miac. 

Dec* 7. between 30 & 40. f 

Feb. 1. 25. 

Feb. 15. above 30. 

March 1 30. 

March 19. about 20 

April 12. about 20 

May 10. about 30. 

May 24 about 30 

June 7 above 30 



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June 12. above 40 

June 21 about 40 

July 19 40 or more 

Dec. 1733 Received from the Comission 1 "**./^ hobo 

Began a Sixth year at Miac. 

Nov. 1. 23 Hearers. Dec r 27. 23 Hearers. 



] 



> Upon the L ds Day 



£25- 



Jan. 20 about 60 

Feb. 10 about 70 

Feb. 24 about 80 

March 10 about 60 

April 14. 70 or 80 

April 21. 60 or 70 j 

June 13 about 20 

July 11 24 

July 25 about 20 

Oct. 17 27 

Dec r 1734 Rec d of Coll Winthrop p. [per] Deacon Phillips 



Began a Seventh year at Miac. 

Oct. 24 Between 40 & 50 Peons. [Persons] 

Dec r 25 about 20 

Scias. Jan. 2 d 20 

Miac. Feb. 6 th 17 

Miac. March 6 th about 20 

Miac. March 20 th 13 

Miac. Jun e 12 about ^o 

Miac. July 24 between 20 & 30 

Squam Aug. 6. near 40 

Miac. Aug. 7. 30 or more 

Squam Aug. 11 13 

Miac. Aug 21 upwards of 40. 

Sept. Rec d of Coll. Winthrop ^25 .0-0. 

Began the 8 th year at Miac. Dec r 11 about 50 Psons 

Jan. 22, about 30 

March 4* 25 

June 3 above 30 

June 24 near 30 

Aug 5t 5 about 20 



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Aug. ii about 30 
St pt. 16 about 30 

t. 30 13 
Scias, Oct r 14 upwards of 30 [illegible] to y e Baptissts about 30 
Miac. Oct. 28 — iS 

RecM by Father Gardner ,£25-0-0 and the cash & Blankets 
' r Indians 

Began the 9 th year Nov 1- 25 th 15 

Feb. 3 d about 20 

April 1 4. near 30 

May 12 about 20 

June 23 11 

Aug. 4. between 20 & 30 

Aug. 31. I suppose 100 if not more 

Sept. S. 16 

Sept. 15. 30 

Sept. 29 20 or more. Rec d the usual allowance. 

1737/ Began y e tenth year at Miohk. Nov r 24, ab r 40 

Dec r 8 th near 20 

Jan* 5 th 22 

Jan y 19. between 20 & 30 

May 25 about 20 

June 22 21 

July 6 th near 40 

July 20 upwards of 20 

Aug. 17 between 20 & 30 

Sept. 14 14 

Oct r 12 20 

Oct' 20 upwards of 20 

Feb. Rec'di 5 /-"| 

June io^T > - - - - 25-0-0 ^ 

£*5 J 

Began the 11 th year at Miohkorrs Nov r 9 1738 to about 20 



I r - ■ n s 



I >ec r 7 about ^o 
Feb. i 5 „. * 
July 1 2 about 20 
Aug. 5 30 only 
Aug. 9. 20 or more 



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Aug 22 perhaps 3 or 4 Serve. 

Sciass, Sept 20 near 30 

Miach. Oct. 4 about 20. 18 — but no meeting 

Oct. 25 about 20/ June 1740 Rec d 25^" 

Began y e 12 th Year at agawam 

Dec r 6 1739 about 30. 

Miac. Feb. 7. near 20. 

June 19. Went but no Meeting 

July 3. about 20. 

July 31 Upwards of 20 

Aug. 14 Upwards of 20 

Oct 1 " 2 about 20. 

Oct r 9 about a Doz. 

Oct r 23 about 20 

Nov 1 " 6 near 20 

March 2 1740/1 Rec d ^25 

Began y e 13 Y r at Miohk. 
Nov. 20 12. 
Apr 1 30 Upwards of 20 
May 29 Upwards of 20 
June 25 but no meeting 

. \ A. M. to the Baptists -about 30 
■* " l ■* (P. M. to the Presbyterians at Squam-20 or 30 
July 23 d Miohk. between 20 & 30. 
July 20 Sciask. about 50 
Sept. 3 above 20 Scpt r 17 th above 20 

April 1742 Rec d 25^ 25-0-0 

Nov r 1742 Rec d ...-- I0 _ _ 

1743 Rec d jCio ----- 10 

1744 Rec d Do ^ ■ -"/ 10 

1745 Rec d Do - - - 10 -'- 

1746 Rec d Do 10 

1747 Rec d /?i2-io - - - - 12-10- 

i748Rec d Do 12-10- 

Note BY Editor. — The names and abbreviations " Macoomit," "Miac," 
" Miacoo.," "J. M.," "agawam," probably ''Miohk.," " Miohkorrs.," a!!, 
undoubtedly, refer to the services held in the Indian village near Miacomet 
Pond on the south shore of the Island, about two mi'es from town in a south- 
westerly direction. The exact locality is at this date a matter of conjecture. 
The abbreviations "Sias.," "Siask.," "Sciass.," stand for Sciasconsel. 









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CHURCH RECORDS. 

the Children of P^ben r Calef Scil. 

Samuel 

Mary 
the Children of Hephzibah Coffin 

Ephraim 

Henry 
Scil. I Jonathan 

Ann 

Mary. 

all these were baptized Sept. 29 th 1728 by the hand of the 
i'.cv' M r Joseph Baxter Past 1 " of the Church at Medfield 

after the above mentioned Persons had owned the Covenant 
,v the unbaptized Parents were baptized with the Children, it was 
i lid to them. 

You have now given up your names to God & in a very 

So'cmn manner Subscribed His holy Covenants and you are to 

sider and remember that henceforward the Eyes of the holy 

^ jealous God will be upon you, to mark & observe whether you 

• ' k iep this Covenant & perform the vows of the Lord which are 

. you : — and if you deal falsely in this Covenant, & break this 

C ivenant by living in Sin & neglecting duty, what you have now 

" ■ will be a witness ngainst you: — But if you do faithfully keep 

your Covenant, departing from the ways of Sin & living in the 

-;se of Godliness, you shall without fail inherit the Promises : 
— '. e good things of this Life will come to you in a Covenant 
*ay: in love & mercy as tokens of the Divine love and favour: — 

in the world to come you shall be brought to the possession 

t an Inheritance which is incorruptible & undefiled &; which fad- 

t'.ij now away, and that you may be enabled to keep this your 

>venant & perform the vows of the Lord which are upon you we 

-'' ■■:'! now comend you to the Grace of GOD 

On Sept. 26 1 73 1 The Rev d M r Sam 1 Wiswal administered 
*m to the Persons following Scil 

( Lidia ) 
To ) M ar y ( Children of Joseph & Lidia Chase 

( Rachel J 



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To 



To 



To 



Hephzibah ) 
James j 

Peter 
Robert 

Hephzibah 
Susanna 



Children of Hephzibah Coffin 



Children of Eb r Calef 



Children of Rob- & Susanna Coffin 



To 



To Joseph son of Tho s & Patience Brock 

To Sarah Daughter of Ann (who is wife to Jonathan) Rams- 
del!, a member of the Church at Chariestown. 

at which time the Covenant was owned by the widow Mercy 
Coffin in order to the Baptism of her children ( Hannah 

( Mary 
as also by Elisabeth (the wife of Peter) Gardner in order to 
the Baptism of herself and her children ( Love 

( Deborah 
and by Priscilla (the wife of Abel) Gardner in order to her 
own Baptism and the ordinance was administered to them all 

Deo Sit Gloria. 

on Sept. 17, 1732 The Rev d M r Brown of Haverhil adminis- 
tered Baptism 

\ Susanna Daughter of T. White 

j Elisabeth Dauter of Jos. & PJis. Coffin 

on August 24 1735 the Rev d M r Baxter administered Baptism 
to the following Persons sell 

Timothy son of Timo. White 

Benjamin Son of John & Pris Gardner 

Joshua of Heph. CoiFin 

Edward of Josiah & EHsa Coffin 

William of Tho s & Patience Brock , ^ 

Katharine of Susa. Coffin 

And on Aug 31 Margaret of Tho 3 & Patience Brock 

Abigail ) 

c { of Mercy Allen (once M. Coffin) 

And 

Sept. 7. The Widow of Elean 1 " Coffin 

Cromwell Coffin & his child Susanna 

Mary of Douglas Black who then owned the Convenant 



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Lidia the wife of John Coffin (both of which at the same time 
y c Cov 1 ) 

f Kezia 

Peter 
Jethro 

™M* he ! r <i J° hn 

Lidia 

Deborah 
Parnel 



children 



S pt. 14 

Abigail of Cromwell & Ruth Coffin 
Timothy \ 

and > of Lois Gardner. 
Mary ) 
Elisabeth ) 

and > of Joseph Hooten who then owned the Cov* 
. Sarah ) 

on July 22, 1739 were Baptized Scil. 

Richard of John & Lydia Coffin 

Andrew j 

g , J of Josiah & Elis. Coffin 

Andrew } 

Janet 'j 

Elisabeth )' 

Ebenr j of Eben' Calf [1. e. Calef] 

Caleb of Cromwell & Ruth Coffin 
Joseph of Mercy Allen 

Thomas of Mercy Newel who then owned the Covenant. 
and in the Evening of the same day were (by reason of bodily 
*■• ..^position) Eaptized in a private House ^ v 

James , 

of Timothy White 



of Tho s & Patience Brock. 



John 

And July 29 th 1739 Were Baptized Scil. 

Abigail ' ) 

Keph7ibah j of Mercy Kidder. 

Hephzibah ) 

Margaret ( oi Susanna Co ^ n 

By the Rev d M r Hobby of Reading. 









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July 11 th 1742 

Owned the Covenant in order to Baptism. Scil. 

Content (the wife of Daniel) Russel. 

Mary Watson 

Susanna (Dau'ter of Rich d ) Folger. 

Dinah \ 

& ( (Dau'ters of John) Clark 
Lidia ) 
Mary Gabriel 

Elisabeth (wife of Paul) Pease 
Jedidah (wife of Jon a ) Pitts. 
Hannah (wife of Jn°) Medar. 

and were accordingly Baptized as also three children of 
Cont* Russels [names not given] Scil. 
two children of Elisab. Pease Scil 
Priscilla 
Elisabeth 
at the same time owned the Coven 1 in order to the Baptism of 
their children Scil. 

Margaret (the wife of Obed) Hussey (and her children Scil. 
Benjamin, Abie!, & Obed were Baptised) 
and Thankful (wife of Dan 1 ) Long 
whose children 
were baptized 
Baptized also John & Lidia [of?] T. White 
Aruipas of Jn° & Lidia Coffin. 
Ann of Josi. &: Elisab. Coffin. 
Thomas of Tho s & Patience Brock. 
Mary of Susanna Coffin. 

Mary, Phebee & Francis of Joseph Hooten and two children 
of Mehetable (the wife of Jon a ) Colman, a member of /the Church 
at Falmouth Scil Jane & [blank] 
[Blank] of Mercy Allen. 

July 12 Mary of Mercy Kidder. 

July iS, Owned the Covenant and Baptized Scil. 
Elisabeth (wife of Sam 1 ) Maxey 
Rachel (wife of Joseph) Colman 
Margaret (wife of Benja.) Chase 



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Eunice (wife of Francis) Brown 
Beulah (wife of Joseph) Daws. 

rail (wife of Cornelius) Morselander 
Hcphzibah Jones 
Hephzibah Gardner 
Deborah Baxter 
Christian Ellis. 

d at the same time the Covenant was owned by 
George Gardner & Elisabetli his wife & their child Jeremy 
wis Baptized , 

Baptized also 



Eunice of 



Iromwel & Ruth Coffin 



Mehetable of Beulah Daws 
Cornelius of Abigail Morselander 
Sarah of Eunice Brown 
Sarah of Susanna Folger 

William, Eunice & Martha of Douglass Black 
July 25 Owned the Covenant and Baptized Scil. 

Israel Luce, Eleanor Long and Mary Dykes — and at the same 
I cue Baptized the children of Mary Dykes Scil. 
Phebee. Francis. Sarah. John, Martha. Mary 
By the Rev d M r Worcester of Sandwich. 

' ' ■' 31 st \ Baptized Mercy of Mercy Allen 
174- ( Stephen of Mercy Kidder 
by M r Worcester. 

Au S- *3 1.747 

I'he Covenant was owned by Abigail Calef and her child 

• un baptized. 

Aug, 16 The Coven 4 was owmed by Benj a Coffin 3 tius who was 
''■"-: Baptized. s f 

as also by Mary (wife of Henry) Coffin & her child (Elisab.) 
^ptlted. 

and by Priscilla (wife of Jon a Coffin Jun r ) & her Josh, baptized. 

Baptized also at the same time 

Abigail 1 

Janet \ of Jo^ Coffin Esqr 



Ann 



Klisab 



of Tho s Brock 



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Mary of Jn° & Lydia Coffin 
Ephraim ) 

Jethro J> of Susan : Coffin 
Jon 1 ) 



of Mehetable Colroan 
of Geo : & Elisa. Gardner 
of Jos. Hooten 



of Elisa. Pease 



Margaret of Eb r Calef. 

Obed of Crom : & Ruth Coffin 

Jemima / 

Kezia J 

George 

Elisha 

Joseph 

Rich d 

Abigail of Abig 1 Morselander 

Lucy of Mary Eurridge once Mary Gabriel. 

James of Mercy Kidder 

Paul j 

Noah ) 

Eiisab. \ 

Judirh > of Content Russel 

Silas ) 

Deborah of [blank] Swain 

By the Rev d .M r Hovey of Metapoiset. 

Nov. 12. 1749 

Baptized by Rev d M r Newman Scil 

Mary of Timo y White 

James of Josiah Coffin 

John of George Gardner 

Henry of Mary (wife of Henry) Cofrin 

Judith of Elisabeth Pease. 

Mary of Mary Burridge. 



An accompt of the money given me for preaching the Gosp 

at Nantuckett where I began May 9 1725 

£ 
Aug-iS ( Recieved of Jos. Coffin - - - 13 . 

1725 ( 13 = 00-00 

June 27 ( 

c \ of G. Gardner Esq r - - - - - 20 = 00 = 00 
1720 ( n 



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July 27 ( & 

J I of Edw d Bromfield Esq r at Boston -52 = 00 « 00 

1726 ( 

1 Recieved of Jn° Coffin - - - 415-00 = 00 

1727 ( J *> 

Aug. 29 Reciev > d of M r Bromfield s 3 £ - 33 

Apr. 1728 

Recieved of Cap 1 Gardner the Sum of 05 - 00 - 00 

£ 

( Recieved of Jn° Coffin Sher. - 05 

* o I of his Mother 02 = 00 = 00 

172S I 

\ of Robert Coffin 02 ■- 00 = 00 

Sep 1 2 j Recieved from the Society by y e 

1728 \ hands of J. Coffin 18 ---10 = 00 

iS = 10= 00 

Sep 1 14 of Ed. Bromfield Esq r 69 = 10-00 

Nov. 25 £ 

r ,g Recieved by Jos. Coffin - - - 15 =05 =00 

Feb. 25 172! By Jn° Coffin - - - - - - 15 =00= 00 

May 27 

By George Gardner Esn r - - - 12 =00 = 0? 

1720 J ° 1 J 

More 0-07-00 

more about o- 10-00 

Jan. 9 1730 By Capt. Coffin - - - - - 17 n 00 ii 00 

More by y e same hand - - 5 n 00 ;i 00 

June 23 By John Coffin 20 11 10 11 00 

June 20 By — Hatch - - co 11 09 - 6 

Aug. 15 By John Coffin 2 n 10 « 00 

Sept. 1. By Eb r Calef 9 10 if 00 

By another liand 11151 o 

By another 1-6-0 

Eel). 18 1730/ipJ. G. 31,- o r o 

June 10 1731 p J. Johnson 00 11 10 11 o 

July — p — Hatch 4/6 0-4-6 

Apr 1 1732. p M. G. 20/ 1- o- o 

Jan, 24 1732 p Jos. Coffin 50 : o : o 

Feb. 2. p E. Calef 60/ 31 010 

March 24 p Jos. Chase 90/ ' - 4 ii 10 11 o 

May 10 p Brock 80/ 4 ,1 o 11 o 

** u s- f 733 of Ebr. Calef 30/ 1 iioi.o 



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28 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

£ 

of Jonath. Coffin Z. Bunker E. Bennit - 8 i 

Dec r Tho 9 Brock i bl Beef 100/ - - - - 5 11 

Bayley about 35/ - - - 1 - 

Apr 1 1734 p Jos Chase ------- 6- 

p Calef 9 9 - 

May 6. p Elis. S. 3 - 

May 8. p Calef ---------- 8- 

May 15 p Calef ----- 4- 

\ from the Society p D. N. - - - 39 n 

A "S- Sth I p. D" Hay 20/ on 

Dec r 17. 1734 p J. Chase ------ 2 - 

Dec r ■ — p John White - - o- 

Jan. 7 1734/5 From the Society - - - - ^44- 

July 2$ p Joseph Skiff 40/ ------ 2 - 

Aug. 28 th from the Society ------ 34- 

March i sl 1735/6 Rec d ^35 ------ 35 - 

Aug. 17 1736 Rec d £ 41 5/0 ----- 41 - 

of Hagar 13/ o- 

Jan y of John White 19/6 ------- o- 

1737 

March 26 th of J. G. about ^^ 32 - 

Sept. 6 th p J. G. about 31 - 

Aug. 29. 1738 p J. G. about 50- 

p Hagar 10/ --- o- 

March • ) p Eb r Calef - - 65 - 

3. 1739/40 J Ditto 160/ ------ 8-- 

Apr 1 17 th 1741 p Eb r Calef ------ 50- 

Dec r p R. Wyer 37/7 -------- 1 - 

May 20 1742 pM r Calef - - 62- 

Apr 1 14 1743 pM r Calef 55- 

Apr 1 iS 1744 p ^f r Calef- ------ 100- 

Aug. 27 1744 p M r Brock 50- 

1745 p M r Calef 20- 

1746 
Feb. 8 th p M r Brock go- 
Apr 1 28 1746 p M r Brock 100- 

E. G. 20/ 

1747 May S th p Capt Coff. ------ - 150 

Aug. p M r Calef of Contribut rs 200/ - - - 10 

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Rec J of M r Calef 192- - 

1, C. 20/ - H-r. 3/6 ------ 1-3- 

Dcc r 18 1749 Rec d of M r Calef- - - - - 31 - 

[an. 2 d Rec d of Cap 4 Coffin ------ 112-10- 

& to have of M r Brock - - 50- - 

1750. May. Rec d of M r Calef 140/ - - - 7 - - 

1749 from Phillips 120/ 

Rec d out of y e annual Collection at Boston 25 - o - 

and from Mr Hubbard ------ 3 _ _ 

Oct. Rec d a Benefaction from Boston to y e 

Value of ----- 57 -1° ~ 

1750 Out of annual Collection ac Boston [blank] 



Schooling ace 1 begin 
Jan y 6 1745/6 @ 2/4 1$ week 

weeks 



Janet Brock 
Tho s Brock 
Cal h Bunker 
Jn° Bunker 
Geo: Blinker 
Tho s Clark 
Jos. Clark 
Edw d Coffin 
And* Coffin 
Rich d Coffin 
Josh. Coffin 
Cal b Coffin 
Bart. Coffin 
Uri. Coffin 
Ann Coffin 
W ra Ellis 
\V m Fitch 
Coffin Fitch 
Shub 1 Folger 
Ju u Folger 
Nath 1 Folger 



9 
12 

13 

10 

14 
8 

9 

9 

10 

7 

10 

11 
11 
11 

9 
4 

8 
11 

7 
7 

7 



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weeks 




Ben. Gardner 


13 




Enoch Gard r 


I 




Ann Macy 


5 P d W 6 


D° 


Mary Macy 


2 p d 4/3 




Joseph Macy 


8 




Henry Macy 


12 


1 


Paul Macy 


1 1 


1 


Jn° Pinkham 


3 


1 


Sam. Maxey 


9 




Franc s Worth 


6 




6/Par. Coffin 


5 




27/ Eliph. Coffin 


5 


1 


Feb. 






J Beth Gardner 


7 


i 


3 j Eb r Coffin 


7 


1 


March 3 d 






Eb. Calef 


7 


1 


Rob 1 Hunter 


6 


1 


Ob. Hussey 


7 


1 


»*/ 






James Chase 


4 




Jer. Gardner 


3 


1 


31/ 






Kath. Coffin 


3 


1 


Peter Clark 


2 


1 


•Ben. (of D) Clark 


2 


1 


Church Clark 


3 


1 


Jon a Clark 


1 




Apr 1 7 th 






Seth Worth 


2 


1 


Ben. Folger 


2 


* 1 t 


Geo : Smith 


2 


1 


Rebek : Coffin 


i 


r 


22/Jon a Fitch 




1 


Uri. Bunk. 




1 



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Schooling ace 1 @ 2/ ^ week 
Began April 2S 1746 



Tho s Brock 


27 


Sar. Brown 


18 


Jn° Bunker 


8 


Geo : Bunker 


2 5 


Uri. Bunker 




24 


Obed Bunker 


24 


Caleb Bunker 


22 


Joseph Clark 


25 


Ben Clark 


oC* 


20 - 


Peter Clark 


26 


And r Coffin 


9 


Caleb Coffin 


21 


Eliph. Coffin 


17 


Rebek. Coffin 


12 


Josh. Coffin 


20 


Judith Coffin 


Q 


O 


Bart. Coffin 


l 7 


Uri. Coffin 


20 


Eben. Coffin 


2 5 


Kath. Coffin 




Eben. Calef, 
Coffin Fitch 


ffi 


2 

2 


Jon a Fitch 


19 


Beth 1 Gardner 


21 


Jer. Gardner 


2 5 


Ben. Folger 


26 


Rob. Hunter 
Isaac Meirack 




24 
21 


Jn° Meirack 


2 1 


Henry Macy 


16 


Paul Macy 


18 


Jn° Pinkham 


20 


Obed Hussey 
Geo. Smith 




2 3 
23 


Church Clark 


1 



102 



97 



113 



83 



116 



19 



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May 


weeks 






Christ er Coffin 


4 Jo- 


Macy 3 




Ben. Gardner 


2 




5 < 


Jn° Arthur 
Edw d Coffin 


11 






5 




6/fobit 


r 9 




Seth Worth 


22 




12/W™ Elles 


10 




Jon a Clark 


16 




Abel Gardner 




131 


20 


May 






13/Fr. Moors 


*3 




( Sam' Long 


*9 




19 I Fr. Ilooten 


24 




( Abiel floors 


16 




26 Fr. Gardner 


23 




Jos. Brock 


21 


116 


Will m Brock 


*9 




And r Brock 


21 




June 2 d 






Par. Calef 


UHti 




Elisa Calef 


HUix 




3./Tho s Newel 


21 




4/W ai Black 


* 13 




f Ab 1 Allen 
J Jos. Allen 
| Ren. Allen 







- - - - - 




I C. Morselander 


19 


100 


f Alex r Coffin ' 

30 I Chr. Stretton 

( Ant. Stretton 


18 




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t 


10 @ 3/ 3 


36 


July 






7 Ben. Stretton 


9 @ 3/ 2 




( Eunice Coffin 


16 




14 < Peggy Coffin 


1 


Maxey 1 


( Mary Coffin 


1 


Dikes 1 


21/Essex 


10 




Au 


just 


Russel | 











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1 1 



Abr IU Micah 
Sam. Micah 



Sept r 

( Jn° Woodbury 
8 < Tho s Clark 

( — Hammond 
Oct. 28 Jn c Folger 
15 Harker of R. Macy 
22 d Joseph Gardner 

( Ann Elles 
29 \ Betty Barker 
Oct 20 th 

Sar. Coffin 

{ Nat. Folger 
27 j Jan 1 Brock 



10 
10 

7 
10 

4 
5 
9 
8 

1 



4P d 7/ 

6 

5 
4 



122 



Schooling ace* Dec r 1. 1746 
@ 2/6 ^ week. 



W. Black 


2 


3/ 


Jo. Brock 


10 




W. Brock 


S 




An. Brock 


9 




Jan t Brock 


9 




Tho s Brock 


14 


*3 


Jn° Bunk r 


16 


2 


Geo: Bunk r 


18 


13 


Cal. Bunk' 


17 


7 


Uri. Bunk. 


2 




Obed Bunk. 


2 


(107) 


Eb. Calef 


11 


11 


Tho s Clark 


3 




Jo. Clark 


3 




Ben. Clark 


3 




Pet. Clark 






Ed. Coffin 


12 


3 


An. Coffin 


14 


3 


Sar. Coffin 


14 





3/ p Week 



34 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Par. Coffin 12 

Eb. Coffin 2 

Alex Coffin 2 

Cal. Coffin 11 12 

Eun. Coffin 4 91 (88) 

Josh. Coffin 5 7 

Dykes 16 

H. Folger 16 2 

Jn° Folger 12 1 



Nat. Folger 15 2 

Ben. Card. 11 

Jer. Gar J. 14 12 

Fr. Gardner 3 9 

Eb. Harker 

Fr. Hooten 14 — 106 11 

Jo. Macy 11 6 

Hen : Macy 12 6 

Paul Macy 14 10 

S. Maxey 10 6 

T. Newel 18 8 

Jo. Gardner 16 12 

Ob. Hussey 15 12 

Jn° Pink™ 9 1 

W. Russel 9 

Seth Worth 1 

Abr. Micah 4 7 

Sam. Micah 4 — 124 8 

Dec r 8/ @ 3/ P Week 

Syl. Bunk r 10 " May Deb Coffin 6 

Rich d Coffin . 11 iS/Ch. Coffins 

22/B: Gardner 3 , ^ 
Jan. 26 

Menkins 5 

Tho I Jenkins 10 7 

( Jenkins 10 12 

Matt. Jenk n 2 

Alex. Moors 8 ' 4 

Feb. 17* Wyer 

Tii 5 Wilson 4 Wyer 



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23 d Bethnel 

Abel G-r 
March 

j Josh. Coff. 
2 ( Hunter 

j Trist. G. 
9 J Elis. Ca 
16. Sus. Coff. 

( Fr. Moors 
Ma >' 2lS, )Bek. Moors 



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11 



March 

( Uri. Bunker 
23 I Obed Bunker 

( Morselander 
30 Jn° Arthur 
April. 

Jane Hunter 
Nab. Morsetan 
Peter Caleb 
Han. (of Jn° Colt.) 
Susa : Cofnn 
Geo : Smith 



3/ f Week 



27 



Mi 



1 1 



Armstrong 



Pinkham 
Zach s Swain 
Elisha Bunk. 
Isaac Mireck 
John Mireck 



2 
7 

9 

4 
10 
10 
6 
3 
9 
9 

4 
8 

9 
7 
7 



Schooling ace 1 Be^an 



July 6 

Tho s Brock 
Geo : Bunker 
Elish. Bunk* 

Obed Bunk r 
Eb. Calef 



747 @ 3/ ? w eek 



22 

25 

25 

1 

27 



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Peter Caleb 


8 


Deb. Coffin 


11 


Charles Coffin 


11 


Ben : Folger 


10 


Abel Gardner 


24 


Franc. Gardner 


20 


Jer. Gardner 


*9 


Jo : Gardner 


26 


Ob. Hussey 


*9 


Rob. Hunter 


*7 


Th s Jenkins 


27 


Ab r Micah 


12 


Sam. Micah 


12 


Isaac Mireck 


10 


Jn° Mireck 


11 


C. Morselander 


10 


Ab 1 Morsel 


10 


Paul Macy 


7 


j Pinkham 




( Zach s Swain 


10 


Geo. Smith 


J S 


Win. Smith 


J 5 


Trist. Gardner 


21 


. . Wyer . . 


. 


. Wyer . 


. 


Fr. Hooten 


23 


B. Stretton 


3 


Ch. Stretton 


4 


Ant. Stretton 


4 


Fr. Moors 


8 


Sam: Maxey 


20 


Alex. Moors 


2 


John Jasper 


9 


Caleb Bunk r 


24 


Ben : Jenkins 


28 


?pt r 21 




( Mary Coffin 


6 


I Ephr 111 Coffin 


19 


Mary of J. G. 


24 



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Oct r 5. Judith Bam d 3 

i2/And r Coffin 20 

Nov r 2 Dykes 19 

13/Mary Gardner J- 1 ab 1 2 



1 . n 



id. Rich d Coffin 


17 




R'ch d Coffin 


1 




Ann Coff. 


4 


Love Gardner 5 
Charles Coffin 5 


Ab 1 Coff 


4 




\ Josep Bunker 


15 




30 ( Jo. Allen 






Dec 15 th 






Ben : Gardner 


14 




Edw d Coffin 


12 




Eb. Harker 


9 




Dec r 21. Wilson 


1 




March 21. Fr. Moors 


6 




Tho s Jenkins 


14 




Geo. Bunker 


*3 




Elisha Bunker 


14 




Joseph Gardner 


13 & 5 


Seth Worth 


2 




March 






j Isaac Mireck 


4 


T. S 


/ John Mireck 


9 




( Hunter 


8 




7 th ] F. Brock 


s| 




( Abel Gardner 


8 


R. 2 


( Jer. Gardner 


6 




14 I Jer. Prier 


7 




( And' Worth 


7 


^ 


Mary Coffin 


2 




Fphr m Coffin 


7 




Ben : Jenkins 


6 




Caleb Bunker 


4 




Eb. Calef 


1 




2i/Trist ra Bunker 


5 





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Schooling Acc t began May 2 d 1748 
@ 3/7 y Week. 



Geo : Bunker 


3 T 


Elish. Bunker 


3i 


Tristram Bunk r 


21 


Th s Brock 


26 


Charles Coffin 


17 


Wiil ra Coffin 


5 


Fr. Hooten 


*5 


Rob. Hunter 


10 


Ben : Jenkins 




Th s Jenkins 


20 


Jo : Gardner 


34 


Love Gardner 


24 


Abig 1 Gardner 


3 


Franc : Gardner 


6 


Abel Gardner 


22 


Nath n Gardner 


21 


Jn° Mi reck 


26 


Tim : Mireck 


20 


Franc : Moors 


3 


Jer. Gardner 


13 


Seth Worth 


12 


And' Worth 


7 


Geo : Smith 


21 


Ann : Smith 


22 


Jer. Prier 


i7 



13 

10 



Zac s Swain 

Hannah Swain 

Rob r Meader 

Reub n Giles 

Allen ......,..— 

Allen — 

11 th Mary Gardner I h 2 h h h I 
16 Obed Coffin"- 13 

Will™ Gardner 25 

June 12. Peter Gardner 3 
20 th Abigail Worth 2 223 



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rec d 35/S 






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Schooling @ 3/7 <$ week 
part of time 4/ %) week 



di 



Nov 



21 



6 
12 

17 
11 
12 

T 3 
6 



Aug. 15 

Ah 1 (of Crom 1 ) 
Oct : 3. Ann Brock 
10 Mary Coffin 
31 /Dykes of R. G. 

Henry Macy 
Paul Macy 
jan y 3o Elles (of El. A) 
Feb. 13. Ben: Folger 6 
Geo : Bunker 12 
Eiisha Bunker 2 4 
Tho s Brock 26 
Ann Brock 26 
i^. Rich (of Jon a ) Worth 2 

( Jer. Gardner 24 

*4 1 

( VVili m Gardner 30 

John Meyreck 30 

Timo : Meyreck 30 

A pr 1 24. Tri s t r a m Bu n ke r 2 3 
May 1* Meader 12 

12 



th 

March 6 



f A1 

May N 



Meader 

Giles 
Obed Coffin 

Armstrong 

Prier 

Abel Gardner 
ay ! Nathan Gardner 

Francis Gardner 

Peter Gardner 

Elias Coffin 
Prince Coffin 
Zach y Coffin 
James Coffin 

10 Kidder 

June- 

19 th Mary Bunker 



Rec d 42/ 
Rec d 48/ 



22.V 

8* 
21 
21 

24 

2q 



i 24 
1 27 
} 22 
I 23 
i 21 

22 



D< 



6/6 



86/ p d by M r Brock 



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Aug. 22 Abner Coffin 


3 


Elisha Bunker 


9 


Tho s Brock 


i 


Ann Brock 


7 


Tristram Bunk r 


4 


Oct. 10 Mary (of J. G.) 


6 


Kidder 


5 


16. Fr. Hooten 


6 


18 Bayley (of J G) 


i 4 



Schooling Acc t to June 30 1740 



Timo y Barnard 
Tho s Brock 
George Bunker 
Dan 1 Bunker 
John Bunker 
Eb r Calef 
David Clark 
Nath 1 Clark 
Will ra Clasby 
John Coffin 
Jon a Coffin 
Josiah Coffin 
Micah Coffin 
Rob 1 Coffin 
Humphrey Elles 
Nathan Coffin 
Peter Fitch 
Barz. Folger 
Shub 1 Folger 
Timo y Folger 
Zac* Folger 
Peter Folger 
Tho s Arthur 
Abel Gardner 
And 1- Gardner 
Eb r Gardner 



Dr. 



14/9 

45/ 

i3/ 

i/3 

27/ 

16/ 
7/6 
6/3 
7/5 

«/ 

13/6 

27/ 

13/6 
i/3 

*3/ 6 

22/ 
13/6 
27/ 
13/6 
13/6 
2 7/ 
3/9 
i/3 
5/ 
7/6 
18/6 



Cr. 



27/ 



a sheep 
1 sheep sk. 
Fish 

Mowing 8/ 

56/7 
48/1 < t 



3/9 

7/6 ir/n 



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Grafton Gardner 


H/9 






John Gardner 


12/6 






fames Gardner 


*3/6 






Lois Gardner 


13/6 




J 3/S 


Reub. Gardner 


13/6 






Raymond Harker 


13/6 






Obed Hussey 


13/6 






Matt. Jenkins 


2/6 






Isaac Meyrick 


7/ 






Dan 1 Paddack 


18/6 






Leah Paddack 


18/6 






Caleb Swain 


5/ 




- 


Rich d Swain 


21/6 






Will 153 Swain 


27/ 




9 o lb B; 


Peleg Pinkham 


8/ 






Sam 1 Russel 


10/8 






Jon* llamsdel 


4/i 






James Whippey 


12/6 






Nath 1 Woodbury 


J 3/9 






Rich d Worth 


5/4 






Cal b Stretton 


21/1 






' Schooling 


Ace 1 to 


Sept. 


29. 1740 

Cr. 


Tho s Arthur 


16/ 






Timo y Barnard 


12/4 






Tho s Brock 


2- 5- 







George Bunker 


16- 







John Bunker 


16- 





2 4/7 


Eb r Calef 


16- 





' 


John Chadwick 


9- 


11 




Nath 1 Clark 


16- 







Dan 1 Coffin 


7" 





_- 


John Coffin 


8- 







Jon* Coffin 


1-5" 


9 




Jos. Coffin 


1- 6- 







Micah Coffin 


16- 







Nathan Coffin 


1 — 12 — 











o 



2 
O 

o 

< 



t>r. ' Cr 



O 



X5 

1 
y 



t::: . ::v vh; • ; - - . 

I . phiy Eiles 16—0 

Pe:er - 16- ? 

Barzi 1 Fc rei 1 - 12 - c 

- , 

Peter Folgei 16—0 1 : 

Shul Folgei 3-9 J 

Tiroo* Folgei 16 - d Z 

Zaccbeus Folgei 1 - 12 - sJ 

A1 ;1 Gardnei 6- 3 

Ar.drc v Girir.er 16—0 





2 1 


- I— 


Di 






Eb* Gardi ei 




«« 


Grafton Gard .- 




- 


1 2. 1 .". e 5 ^ 3 r j lei 




* 


John G: rdi ei 




15/ 


L:.5 Gardi ei 




:•: 


Reuben Sardi ei 




«« 


Ra] m d Haricei 




^ 


Obed Hussey 




*« 


Isaac -V : "- • 




-: 


Da . : - :' -:-: 




: 


Lea] E 3 : 




: - 3 


Rar 




16 


Pele* : . - Lain 




: : fi 


Sam E --- 




; ' 


S • a . 


2 


- L - Q 


Will 1 Swj 


1 - 


- 13 — a 


Caleb Stretton 


2 


- I - 


. V - 


1 


- 12 - C 


Nath 1 • : ; ib iry 




7 " o 


I . : 




:-: 


. Smith 




6 5 




w 


- 6-0 


W. S • ■ c : Weeks 




? ~ : : 


: ~ Sou total 


- . j> 


- : : - ' 


Cr. 


: : 


- : : - 5 



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Schooling 


Ace* to Jan y 


Timo y Barnard 


2 2 /2 


Tho a Brock 


39/ 


Geo. Bunker 


22/2 


Dan 1 Bunker 


10/ 


John Bunker 


25/10 


Eb r Calef 


22/ 


Jn° Chad wick 


5/ 


Nath 1 Clark 


5/ 


Dan 1 CocVm 


i/4 


John Coffin 


46/ 


Jona° Coffin 


27/3 


Josiah Coffin 


25/10 


Micah Coffin 


13/6 


Nathan Coffin 


32/ 


Rob 1 Coffin 


8/7 


Humphrey Elles 


3/9 


Peter Fitch 


16/ 


W* Clasby 


2/6 


Barzil. Folger 


27/6 


Peter Folger 


2/6 


Timo y Folger 


9/10 


Zach s Folger 


22/ 




19- 14- 8 


Abel Gardner 


16/ 


And r Gardner 


13/10 


Eb r Gardner 


6/3 


Grafton Gardner 


14/6 


John Gardner 


15/ 


Lois Gardner 


16/ 


Peter Gardner 


8/ 


Reuben Gardner 


13/10 


Obed Hussey 


16/ 


Isaac Meyrick 


5/ 


Joseph Macey 


5/ 


i>an ] Paddack 


"/ 


Eltph* Paddack 


.0/ 


Leah Paddack 


1 1/4 



3 1740/41 






0/6 



16/ 



o 



44 



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Pel eg Pinkham 


S/8 


Jon- 1 Ramsdel 


6/3 


Sam 1 Russel 


5/ 


Rich d Swain 


16/ 


Will™ Swain 


9/10 


Caleb Swain 


3/9 


Caleb Stretton 


17/4 


Jon a Pitts 


4/8 


James Whippee 


9/10 


\V ra Smith 


3/6 


Peter Ray 


5/ 



c 
u 



o 
o 

< 



12 



12-3 



Schooling Ace* to April 2 d 1741 



Tho s Arthur 


5/6 








Timo y Barnard 


3/ 




* 




Tho s Brock 


2 - 17 - 








Geo. Bunker 


1 - 1 7 - 








Dan 1 Bunker 


13-6 








John Bunker 


2 - 0-0 








Eh' Calef 


6-9 








W m Clasby 


1 - 1 - 








Jon a Coffin 


1 - 15-0 








John Coffin 


2 - 2-0 


Wool 


15 lb @ 3/6 




Josiah Coffin 


2 - 2-0 








Peter Fitch 


- 1S-0 








Barz. Folger 
Peter Folger 


10 - 
2-6 






O 


Timo y Folger 
Zacc 3 Folger 
Abel Gardner 


2-6 

9-6 

16-0 


« 


t 


rt 

u 


And r Gardner 


6- 9 






S3 


Gr, Gardner 


4-0 






V 

< 


John Gardner 


1 - 10 - 








Lois Gardner 


0-17-6 


20/ 






Reub. Gardner 


5-6 








Nath a Coffin 


13-6 








Rob 1 Coffin 


16-0 









23-0 



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Obed Hussey 


5-6 


i x in 1 Paddack 


9-0 


»h. Paddack 


1-3-6 


Jon a Pitts 


4-6 


\V» Old ridge 


5-4 


Caleb Swain 


1 - - 


W ra Swain 


9-6 


Rich d Swain 


3-9 


Henry Woosoo 


2-6 


Zacli. Folger 


9-6 


as above 





5/ 



it! 

o 

*a 
*>% 

s- 

u 

I 

< 



Schooling Ace 1 to July 2 d 



Tho 3 Arthur 
Tirao y Barnard 
Tho» Brock 
Tho 8 Bailey 
Geo : Bunker 
Jn° Bunker 
Eb r Caler 
In' Chad wick 
Dan 1 Chadwick 
John Coffin 
jon* Coffin 
josiah Coffin 
N*ath n Coffin 
Joseph Coiman 
Peter Fitch 
Barzil. Folger 
Peter Folger 
Timo y Folger 
Zach 5 Folder 







16/ 
1-15- 
2- it; 

16/ 
0-18- 
1 - 3- 

O - 12 - 



- 9-10 

l6/lO 

1 - I - I 

1 6/ 
I - 12 - O 

12- 4 

16/ 
I - 12 - O 

16/ 

l6 



1741 
Cr. 



18/6 



O 

v, 

o 
< 



20-9-4 



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Abel Gardner 


<V 


Andrew Gardner 


16/ 


Graf: on Gardner 


9/1 1 


John Gardner 


iS/ 


Lois Gardner 


.6/ 


Reuben Gardner 


1- 3-5 


Tho s Gardner 


12-4 


Dan 1 Hussey 


6-2 


Obed Hussey 


16 


Jn° Johnson 


3-9 


Tho s Jones 


'3-7 


Peter Jenkins 


11 - 1 


Tbo 5 Moors 


J 4/9 


\V m Old ridge 


16/ 


Peleg Pinkham 


3/ 


Jon a Pitts 


'3/ 


Dan 1 Paddack 


•4/9 


Leah Paddack 


16/ 


Sam 1 Russel 


8/ 


Sam 1 Ray 


3-9 



Cr. 



13/ 



"§1 



u 



10 



I);/ 

Caleb Stretton 
Rich d Swain 
Will™ Swain 
Jon a Upham 
Rob 1 Wier 
Timo y Wier 
James Whippey 
Dan 1 Bunker 
Will" 1 Ciasby 
Eliaktm Swain 
Henry Woosoo 



Cr/ 



10 . 




3V' 




12/4 




16/ 


16/ 


9-11 




7- 2 


/- 


28/ 1 1 


28/11 


5/ 




6 -.2 




16/ 


16/ 


"3/6 





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1 742/ Schooling Acc ts to Sept r 25 

Cr 

Tho 3 Arthur 
Timo y Barnard 

1 ho s Brock 
Tho 3 Bailey 
Geo : Bunker 

Bunker 1-4-9 17/ 

Kb' Calef 
Jn° Chad wick 
Dan 1 Chadwick 
Jn° Coffin 
Jon a Coffin u. o *g 

osi, Uornn 14 , 9 -3 

N'ath" Coffin 1 - Q - 6. "b 

Joseph Col man 
Peter Fitch 1-0-6 s> 



Saml Ray 





T 3 


. 6. 




10 


-8. 


I - 


- 10 


- 


I 


- 9 


-6 




6 


~ 7' 




U 


-9 


I - 


- 13 


• 3- 




13 


-6 




*3 


. 6. 




16 


-- 




14 


• 9 




14 


• 9 


T - 


" 9- 


-6. 




14- 


"9 


I - 


- 9- 


-6 


I - 


" 9" 


-6 




14- 


"9 




14- 


-9. 




17- 


-6 




5- 


- 


J 9 


. 6 







14 • 


9- 




13 • 


9- 




14 . 


9 


- 


16- 


- 




14 . 


9- 




14 . 


9- 




14 . 


9- 




9 • 


7 




14 • 


9- 




14 . 


9- 




14 . 


9- 




10 . 







6- 


/ 




8- 







2 . 


6. 




14 . 


9 






R irz, Folger 
PeteT Fo!ger 
Timo y Folger 
£ach s Folger 
Abel Gardner 



Grafton Gardner 
jn° Gardner 
Lois Gardner 
Reub n Gardner 
I ■■■•' Gardner 
Obed Hussey 
J r -' Johnson 
J '*o s Jones 
^ter Jenkins 14 . 9. *§ 

/,;' '■'* Moors 14-9- js 

W* Oldridge 14 . 9. "b 

' '•' : "~ Pinkham 10 . o M 

: ■ Pitts 

^n»Paddack 

L ^fcPaddack 2.6. ** 



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D^ 



Peter Ray 


7- 


- 1 




Cal. Stretton 


i3- 


- 




Rich d Swain 


16- 


- 




\V m Swain 


1- 9 


. 6 




r 


13 • 04 


• 6 


Cr 


Eleakim Swain 


14- 


9 


*4/9 


Jon a Upham 


J 3~ 


6. 


16/4 


Rob 1 Wyer 


I 3~ 


6 




Timo y Wyer 


11 — 


11. 




James Whippey 


1- 4- 


6. 


24/1 


Ancl r Gardner 


6- 


7 






4~ 4- 


9 




The above Acc ts 


carry'd off. 







Schooling Acc ts to Feb y i st 17 41/2 



Dr/Tho s Arthi 


ir 


w/4 




12 - 


4 


Tho 3 Bayley- 


- 






J 3- 


3 


Tho s Brock - 


- 


- - 


I 


— 12 - 


6. 


Geo. Bunker 


- 


- - 


I 


- 7- 


1 


Dan 1 Bunker 


- 


- - 




9- 


10. 


John Bunker 


- 


- - 


I 


- 14 . 


2 


*W ra Clasby - 


- 


- - 




14- 


9- 


John Coffin - 


- 


- - 


I 


-19- 


5 


Jon J Coffin - 


- 


- - 


I 


- 10 - 


4. 


Josi. Coffin - 


- 


- - 


2 


- 01 - 


11 


Rob 1 Coffin - 


- 


- " 




3 ~ 


2, 


Barz. Folger 


- 


- - 


2 


- 1 - 


1 1. 


Peter Folger 


- 


- - 




1 - 


3 


Timo y Folder 


- 


- - 




5- 





Zac s Folger - 


- 


- - 


I 


-17- 





Graft 11 Gardne 


r- 


- - 




17- 


3 


Jn° Gardner 


- 


- - 




16- 


3 


L015 Gardner 


- 


- - 




17- 


3- 


Tho s Gardner 


- 


- - 




11 - 


t 


Peter Fitch - 


- 


- - 




9- 


10 



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D r /Obed Hussey - - 


17-3 


John Johnson - - - 


7-4 


Tho s Moors - - - - 


3-9 


Leah Paddack - - - 


2-6 


Paul Paddack - - - 


10 - 


Jon- Pitts - - - - 


12-4 


Sam 1 Ray - - - - 


12-3 


Caleb Stretton - - - 


12 -4 


\V m Swain - - - - 


1 - 4-8 


Abig 1 Woodbury - - 


16-0 


Jon a Upham - - - 


5~° 



6- 3-5 

The Acc : above carry'd oil 



Schooling Ace 1 to May i st 1742 

T) V Old Ten' Cr / 

Tho s Arthur 21/ - - 1 - 1 -o 

Timo y Barnard 16/ - 16-0 

Tho s Brock 42/ - - 2-2-0 

Geo. Bunker 28/3 - - 1-8-3 

Dan 1 Bunker 8/9 - - S-9. 

Jn° Bunker 36/5 - - 1-16-5. 

Caleb Bunker 6/3 - - 6-3 

Eb r Calef 20/0 - - - 1 - o - o 

VV 10 Clasby 21/- - - 1 - 1 - o 

Jn° Coffin 45/9- - - 2-5-9. 

Jon a Coffin 32/3 - - 1 - 12 - 3 

Josi. Coffin 59/6 - - 2-19-6. 

Rob* Coffin 9/6 - - 9-6 

Barz. Foiger 54/4 - - 2-14-4 

Peter Foiger 11/3 - - 11 -3 

Timo y Foiger 10/ - - 10-0 

Zach 8 Foiger 34/ - - 1 - 14 - o 

Joseph Coiman 3/9 - 3-9 

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»'/ Old Tenour Cr / 

Grafton Gardner - - o - 

Jn° Gardner 20/ - - 1 - 

Lois Gardner 21/ - - 1- 

Peter Gardner 9/11 - 

Tho s Gardner 10/ - 
Jn° Johnson 10/6 

Tho s Jones 2/6 - - 

Abel Gardner 2/6 - - 

Obed Hussey 21/- - 1 - 

Tho s Moors 16/ - - 
Leah Paddack 9/3 

Jon a Pitts 14/ - - - 

Caleb Stretton 14/ - 

Sam 1 Russel 5/ - - 

W m Swain 15/ - - - 
Eliakira Swain 1/3 

Jon a Upham 10/ - - 

Rob 1 Wier 2/6 - - - 
Abig 1 Woodbury 17/6 o - 

Peter Fitch 1/^ - - 



*3 ~ 





- 





1 - 





9 " 


1 1. 


10 - 





10 - 


6. 


2 - 


6 


2 - 


6, 


1 - 





16- 





9 " 


3 


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H- 





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Timo 5 Barnard - 


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- 


- 


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Geo. Bunker 


- 


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Dan 1 Bunker - 


- 


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- 


- 


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Caleb Bunker - 


- 


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- 


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\Y n - Clasby - - 


- 


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John Coftin - - 


- 


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Jon 1 CorBn - - 


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Josiah Co inn 


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Joseph Colman 


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Henja. Coffin 


- - 


- - 


5 " 





Humphrey Ell 


es - 


- - 


5 - 





Peter Fitch - 


- - 


1 - 


3 - 


1 1 


Barzil. Folger 


- - 


1 - 


16 - 





Peter Folger 


- - 


- - 


18 - 





"I :ri!O y Folger 


. _ 


- - 


18 - 





Zaccheus Folg 


2r - 


1 - 


16- 







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9- 


6 


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Graf. Gardner 


- - 





- *5 


-6 


John Gardner 


- - 





- x 5 


- 


Lots Gardner 


- - 





- 16 


- c 


Peter Gardner 


- - 


1 


-03 


-6 


Obed Hussey 


- - 





- 16 


- 


Peter Jenkins 


- - 





- 1 


-3 


Tho 3 [ones - 


- - 





- 6 


- 3 


John Johnson 


- - 





- 1 


■ ? 


Tho 9 Moors - 


- - 





- 16 


- 


Sam 1 Russel 


- - 





2 


-6 


J 05. Rotch - 


- - 


- 


2 


-6. 


v .J. Stretton 


- - 





- 7 


- 4 


i iiiak. Swain 


- - 





■ i'3* 


• 6 


Jon 3 Upham 


- - 





- 16 


- 


Rob 1 Wier - 


- - 





- 18 


- 


T:u:o 7 Wier - 


- - 





- 12 


3 


Betty Barker 


- - 





- 14 


- 9 


l'no s Gardner 


- - 


1 


- 13 


- 



II - 01 - 4 

- f 

All the Debts which I have yet to demand for Schooling are 
contained in this Book 



rch r. 1732/3 

Kntred y e { Fred. & Stephen of CI. Folger 

-' hool I \Vil n ' of David Clark 

March ^ 1 Seth of Shubal Folger 

l 73 2 3 I Joshua of John Bunker 



T. White 



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March 13 



March 19 



Apr 1 2 



Apr 1 9 



of Tho s Crook 



Tho : 
Shubael 

two Boys of Dinah Ellis 
two Boys of W. Smith 
Dinah of Jn° Clark 
Pvich d of Im. Gabriel 
Ruth of D l Bunker 
David of Stubbs i/S 
Silvanus of Jos. Worth 
Ann of Jonath n Coffin 
Peleg of Theodate Coffin 



Schooling Ace 1 to March 1 1732/3 
— Clear — 

Tho s Brock 24/6 1 

George Brown 95/ Primer 8 d - - - - 4 

George Bunker ._._- 

Dan 1 Bunker o 

John Bunker o 

Eb r Calef Sum total 13 

Joseph Chase 12/7 Wood 4/ o 

.John Clark 29/3 wood 10/ 1 

Eb r Coffin 2S/9 1 

James Coffin 39/9 wood 4/ 2 

Jonathan Coffin 19/3 o 

Rich d Coffin 12/5 - - o 

Nath a Coffin 9/10 wood 5/ ----- - o 

John Coffin 5/ Paper 1/6 o 

Josiah Coffin 79/11 3 

Tho s Colman *- fo 

Hump. Elles 72/10 3 

Zacheus Folger 3/ wood 2/ o 

Tho s Brock 26/ 1 

Carry'd off and paid y e 4 

George Bunker 10/ - '- o 

Dan 1 Bunker 7/1 1 o 

John Bunker 25/ - - - 1 

E. C H. 13 : 8~: o 



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Jos. Chase p d 
John Clark p d 

i • Coffin 38/9 

J. imes Coffin Rye 24/ Corn 12/ Cash 20/ 

Jonathan Coffin 19/3 - - - 

Rich d Coffin p d 

Nalh D Coffin 15/10 

John Coffin 29/3 - - - 

1 osiah Coffin 9/' Ditto 65/ Wool 2/ Tallow 4 lb 

Thomas Col man 14/ 

Humphrey Ellis - - ' 

Emmanuel Gabriel 25/6 

Joseph Gardner 21/2 - - - 

Eb r Gardner 42/ Wood 5/ ----- 

Jen Gardner 12/2 

David Gwin 36/7 wood 4/ 

Jonath 1 - 1 Moors 5-19-6 

Jonath n Ramsdel 31/2 Paper 2/ Ink 2/ - 

Sam 1 Russel 33/1 

Wil™ Stubbs 12/6 wood 3/ 

Wil*" Swain 2/1 - - 

Barn. Pinkham 37/3 Wood 5/ - - - - - 

Jonath 3 Micah 66/ 

Francis Coffin 9/7 - - - 

David Clark n d - - - 

Ishmael Hughes 27/4 ------- 

Solomon Colman 1/ 

Keturah Arthur 2/6 

Jonathan Pinkham 1/6 

Tabitha Brown 15/ 

Sam 1 Ray 19 6 - - 

Immanuel Gabriel 4 bls 28/ 

Joseph Gardner 21/2 

Eb r Gardner 47/ 

Jer. Gardner 12/2 - 

David Gwin p Jn° Macy 40/7 

Jona. Moors clear. 

Jonathan Ramsdel Labour 

Sam 1 Russel in Labour 



I II 


18 


1! 9 


2 II 


16 


II O 


O II 


19 


11 3 


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54 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Will m Stubbs 15/6 o 11 15 11 6 

Will m Swain clear. 

Barn. Pinkham clear. 

J. Mic. Cash 20/ wheat 21/ Cash 25/ - - 3 11 6 11 o 

Francis Coffin 9/7 o 11 9 11 7 

David Clark n d o 11 o h ii 

Ishmael 2 Days Labour 14/ 1 bush 1 Rye 7/ 1 - 1 - o 
Saml. Ray 2 Tubs. 



Schooling Acc ts to May 31 1733 D 1 



Tho s Brock 10/ 

George Brown 20/ 

Daniel Bunker clear 13/1 

John Bunker clear 11/9. 

Caleb Bunker io d Psalter 2/4 

Eb r Calef 20/ Paper 1/10 

David Clark 10/ 

John Clark 20/ 

Elean r Coffin 20/ 

John Coffin 33/11. Cheese S/6 Beef 7/6. 

Jonath n Coffin 10/ 

Josiah Coffin 21/2 

Nathan Coffin 10/ 

Rich d Coffin 1/6. 

Theod. Coffin 6/ 

Tho s Crook 18/6 

John Ellis 17/ 

El* Folger 20/ Primer 8 d 

Shub 1 Folger 10/ ( 

Zach s Folger 10/ 

Thos. Brock 10/ o 11 To 11 

G. Brown 20/ 

Dan 1 Bunker in Beat 13/1 0-13- 

John Bunker 2/2 Cash 20/3 1 11 2 a 

Caleb Bunker 3/2 11 3 11 

Eb r Calef clear 

David Clark 19/1 o ii 19 a 



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El* Coffin 20/ --- 1 11 o ii o 

lb 

John Coffin 3S wool 76/ 

Jonathan Coffin 10/ o 11 10 11 o 

Josiah Coffin Rhum 

Kathan Coffin 10/ o 11 10 11 o 

Rjch d Coffin clear 

Theodate Coffin 6/ 0-6-0 

Tho* Crook by Jn° Swain Jun r 1S/6 - - - 0-18-6 

John Ellis 17/ - - - - o 11 17 11 o 

K! r Folger clear 

Shubael Folger 10/ o 11 10 11 o 

Immanuel Gabiiel 11/6 

Abel Gardner 2/8 

Je: h Gardner 23/ 

Joseph Gardner 10/ 

Eb r Gardner 10/ 

David Gwin 16/ 

Jonath" Moors 20/ 

Barn 5 Pinkham 20/ 

Shub 1 Pinkham 7/6 

Jon n Rams del 10/ 3 pair Hhs /$ over 2 d 

Sam 1 Russel 10/ 

vYiIl m Smith 17/ Paper 2/ 

Will- Stubbs l/S 

Joseph Worth 6/10 

Immanuel Gabriel Labour 5/ 5/6 - - - o 11 10 n 6 

Abel Gardner 2/8 --------- on 2 11 8 

Jcr. Gardner 27/10 - - 1 11 7 11 10 

Joseph Gardner 8/10 Ditto 1/2 - - - - o :i 10 11 o 

Hb r Gardner 10/ o 11 10 11 o 

David Gwin p Jn° Macy 16/ o 11 16 11 o 

Jona. Moors carry'd off 
B. Pinkham carry'd off. 

Shubael Pinkham 7/6 0-7-6 

Jona. Ramsdel clear. 

Sam' Russel to/ ... 11 10 n o 

Will" Stubbs i/S o 1 a 8 

Joseph Worth 6/10 o ff 6 fi 10 



56 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Schooling Ace 1 to Aug. 31. 1733 

This Ace 1 runs to Sept. 15 th 1733/. D r 

The/- Brock 10/ Psalter 2/4 1 - 8 

George Brown 20/ 3/4 

Caleb Bunker 10/ i/S 

Dan ! Bunker 20/ Psalter 2/4 3/4 

John Bunker 20/ clear 94 3/4 

Eb r Calef 20/ 3/4 Paper 2/ 

David Clark 10/ Psalter 2/4 1/8 

El r Coffin 20/' 3/4 

James Coffin 5/10 1/8 

John Coffin 20/ Psal. 2/4 Prim 8 d Paper 5/ 1 11 19 11 

Jonath n Coffin 10/ 3/4 2/5 

Josiah Coffin 20/ 3/4 Psalt* 2/4 Paper 2/ 

Nathan Coffin 10/ 2 Test. 8/ 1/8 

Theodate Coffin 10/ 1/8 

Tho s Crook 20/ 3/4 Aim. 3 d 

John Ellis 13/ 1/8 

El f Foiger 20/ 3/4 

Start) 1 Foiger 10/ 1/8 

Zach 3 Foiger 10/ 1/8 

Oil t ' n 

Tho s Brock 14/ and clear to Dec r 10. 

G. Brown clear 

Caleb Bunker 16/10 

Dan 1 Bunker in Beef 25/8 & clear till Nov. 12 th 1-5- 

Jn° Bunker 26/4 & clear till Jan. i st 

Eb r Calef clear. 

David Clark clear 

El r Cofiin 19/6 

James Coffin clear. s . 

John Coffin clear. 

Jonathan Coffin 10/9 30/ 2 11 o 1 

Josiah Coffin clear 

Nathan Coffin 18/ 

Theodate Coffin 14/5 

The Crook by Jn° Swain Jun r 31/6 

John Ellis 13/ 

El r Foiger clear 

Shubael Foiger 10/ 



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57 



Meervel Gabriel 10/ 1/8. 2 Aim. io d 

Abe! Gardner 10/ i/S 

i/- r Gardner 16/ 3/4 

Jcr. Gardner 30/ 5/ 

(oseph Gardner 10/ 1/8 

David Gwin 22/ 3/4 

Ionath n Moors 25/ 3/4 

B im s Pmkfaam 12/6 3/4 

Shub 1 Pinkham 24/7 a Testam* 4/5 



1/8 Ink 2/ 



1/8 



Jonath n Ramsdel 10/ 
Sam 1 Russel 10/ 
Caleb Stretton 5/ 
Eliakim Swain 0/10 
Joseph Worth 10/ 
John Clark 6/8 

Manuel Gabriel in Labour 19/6 Ditto 7/ 
Abel Gardner 17/2 
Eb r Gardner cleared to Dec 1 " 10 
Joseph Gardner 18/10 
David Gwin p Jn° Mac; 
Shubael Pinkham 17/6 
Sam 1 Russel 10/ - - 
El. Swain 2/6 '- - - 
Joseph Worth 10/ 

I Left off School by reason of Illness the middle of Sept. and 
'gaii again November 5 th 1733. 

Here follows a Catalogue of y e Scholars 



2 5/4 
37/ 



1 » 5 11 4 
o - 10 - o 

O II 2 il 6 



Nov r t; 1 



N 



ov 5* 



Gardner 



John 

Josiah 

Jonathan (Exit — ) & James Coffin. Le^orie 

Benj. & James Brown. 

Peter, Jethro & Jn° Coffin. 

Christopher & Josh. Bunker. 

Jonath n & Will ra Moors. 

Joseph Bunker 

William Bunker 

Tho s Crook 

Shubael Pinkham. 

Josiah Coffin. 



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6 th 



12 



Paul Rawson 

Elisha Gardner 

Sam 1 Calef & Peter Calef. 

John Brock 

James Gardner 

Peleg Coffin 
Peleg. Joseph G. Caleb Gardner. Chr. Gardner 
r J. Ramsdel. Benj. Coffin & Titus. Robbin 
< David Lawson. Benj. Pinkham. W m Clark 
( Seth Folger 



Nov r 13 th Eunice of Eb r Gardner. 
14 th Ann of Eb r Gardner. 

!Ann of Jona n Coffin 
Boston of W m Swain 



27 1. 
26 th 



Dec 1 

-d 



Christopher Coffin 

Rich d Pinkham. Exit Dec r 28 th ■ 

. Frederick & Stephen Folger 

Benj. (of G. Bunker exit Feb. 28 th 

John of \V m Stretton 

Edward . 

of Manuel Gabriel. 



I 

Will 



10 



24. 



25 < John 



Richard 

of Tho 5 Gardner 
John Jones 

Mary. Coffin. Exit Jan. 10. 
Ruth Gardner 
Bartholomew Smith. 
William C 



of Will m Smith. 



{ Abishai ( 

Jan. 7. George Pinkham. 
21. Reuben of Jos. Worth. 
Feb. 4. Deb. & Mir. Stretton. 



Feb. 28 th 

Jon. Coffin exit 
13. Brown. 

P. Calef. 

Will, of S. Gardner 
March 15 th 

E. Gabriel. 

Jn° & Mir. Stretton 
2 2 d Frederick F. 
Apr 1 2. ^Lesiah 
Elis. Folger. P. Gardner. 



Feb. n. Be ri ah Coffin. 
Feb. 25 James Russel. 
March n. Mingo. 

W. Ramsdel. 



6 



Apr 1 



*5 



Jos. Bayley 
April 22. Jona n Coffin. 



Ruth & Deb. Bunker. P. Calef. 



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59 



Schooling Ace 1 to Jan y 31. 173^ 

Tho a Brock clear 5/ glass 2 d o 11 5 11 2 

•: »rge Brown 20 glass 4 d - - - - - - 1 - o -- 4 

1 tleb Bunker clear 4/10 glass 2 d - - - 0-5-0 

Dan 1 Bunker clear 9/3 glass 2 d - - - - 0-9-5 

George Bunker 6/8 Feb. 28 th 3/4 - - - 0-10- o 

[ohn Bunker 6/S clear - o 11 6 11 8 

Kb' Calef 20/ glass 4 d ------ - 1 11 o 1: 4 

David Clark 9/3 glass 2 d ----- . o 11 9 11 5 

Elean r Coffin 1S/6 glass 4 d o 11 18 11 10 

James Coffin 9/3 glass 2 d - o 11 9 11 5 

John Coffin 30/ 6 d glass & 6 d paper paper j d 1 ft n 11 7 

Jonathan Coffin clear 12/5 Legorie 3/4 - o 11 15 11 9 

Josiah Coffin 23/S glass 4 d 1 11 4 11 o 

Rich d Coffirj 7/6 glass 2 d - - - - - - on 7 11 8 

Rob 1 Coffin 93- - - - o 11 9 11 3 

Theodate Cohan clear 6/6 o 11 6 11 6 

'J ho s Crook clear 2/5 o 11 2 11 5 

Eb r Folger 15/ glass 4 d o u 15 n 4 

Shub 1 Folger 9/3 glass 2 d o 11 9 11 5 

Zacheus Folger 9/8 glass 2 d - - - - - o 11 9 11 10 

Manuel Gabriel 13./4 glass 2 d - - - - - o H 13 11 6 

Abel Gardner 4/4 clear ------- o 11 4 ;i 4 

Eb r Gardner clear 23/S Catach. 6 d glass 4° 1 11 4 h 6 

Jer. Gardner 15/9 glass 4 d ----- - on 16 — 1 

Joseph Gardner 3/4 clear o n 3 11 4 

14 ii 7 11 9 
Caleb Bunker 20/ 
George Bunker 10/ 
John Bunker 20/ 

Fl r Coffin clear to Jan. 31. except 2/1 , > 
Rob* Coffin 2 bush 18 of corn 

1 ho s Gardner 6/6 o ii 6 h 6. 

Jonath n Moors 20/ 1 n o h o 

Barn 5 Pinkham 3/2 oil 3 u 2 

Shub 1 Pinkham clear i/io o if 1 11 16. 

onath. Ramsdel 93 o n 9 1 3 

Smith 16/8 o n 16 ii S. 

\Vil ra Stretton 6/8 o 11 6 n 8 



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Wil ni Swain 8/6 

Joseph Worth 1/8 



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I went into the School Oct. 2 
Entred — Peter, Je'ttiro & Jo! 
Benj. Coffin Titus & Mingo. 
Benj. & Shubael Pinkham. 
W Ramsdel 
Caleb Gardner, 
Josiah Gardner 
W m Bunker. 
Joseph Bunker. 
Joshua Bunker. 
Rich d Gabriel. 
James Coffin. 
Caleb Rand. 
James Brown. 
30 Peter & Sam ! Calef. 
James Gardner. 
Jos. Bay ley. < John * Ram 
Chr. Bunker John Brock 



9 x 734 
tn Coffin. 
Paul Rawson Jos. Coffin. 



Nov r 


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{ Robbin. 1. week 


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Nov r 


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James Russel 


Nov r 


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Dec r 


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David Lawson. 


Dec r 


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Dec' 


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Dec r 


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61 



This column contains the 
Schooling Ace 1 to , , , . 

b , clear money due from the 

May io u 17^4 . , 5 

'°^ respective Psons. 

Tho" Brock 10/ X o fl 15 2 

rge Brown 13/4 X 8 a 12 11 8 

Caleb Bunker 10/ - - - - due to Caleb Bunk 5/ 

. •• . . : Bunker 15/ 1 u 4 11 5 

John Bunker 20/ X on 6 11 8 

£b r Calef 16/ - 2 ii 12 :i 6 

David Clark 10/ X - - - Aim 6 d 1 11 4 11 9 

KJean' Coffin 26/8 X ----- 1 11 8 h 9 

James Coffin 10/ o 8 15 s 6 

John Coffin 36/2 - - - - - Paper 6 d 15/11 Paper 1/ 

Jonath Coffin 27/ 2 11 2 ft 9 

Josiah Coffin 20/ Cash 2/ - - 38/ 

K>ich d Coffin 2/7 X 1 11 4 H o 

Rob 1 Coffin 10/2 Aim. - - except'g y e Corn - - j 11 14 11 1 

Theod. Coffin 10/ - •- - - - o 11 16 11 1 

Tho 5 Crook 10/ X ----------- o 11 12 11 5 

Fb r Folger 15/10 X - 3 ■ 15 :! 2 

X.ith 1 Folger 10/ -- o ii 10 - o 

Shub ] Folger 10/ 1=1-1 

Zach* Folger 8/ - - - - - except'g y e Hair - - 2 11 4 fl 6 

Manuel Gabriel 15/ - o 11 6 11 6 

Abel Gardner 10/ X - - - - - o it 14 11 4 

Kb r Gardner 2,0/ X - 2 n 14 n 6 

Jcr, Gardner 10/9 - - 2 11 17 11 o 

Jos. Gardner 10/ - - - - - o 11 13 4 

tho* Gardner 3/4 X o n 10 o 

Jonath n .Moors 20/ 4 h 19 a 3 

Barn. Pinkham 10/ ------ excepting y e Fish - 4 ii irfl 3 

Shub 5 Pinkham 20/ - - - - - t ii i i 10 

)• Kai.isdel pap r 9 d 4/ - except'g Bedstead Pap ers 2 11 9 fl 4 
v tm 1 Russel 6/8 2 aim. io d 

f »Vm Smith 20 2 11 15 ft 8 

Stretton 13/4 - 1 fl o b o 

I >s. Worth 10/ o ,i 11 ;i 8 

rho» Bayley 3/4 o a 3 ft 4 



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The Same cor.tinued- 

Jn° Clark - 311 5 11 11 
D. x Gvvin x 4- 1— .11 
W. x Stubbs x 3 - t 7 — 2 
C. Stretton 0-5-0 



Credit 

Tho s Brock 15/6 - - - - 3 11 12 11 8 

George Brown 

Caleb Bunker clear 

Dan 1 Bunker 10/- - - - 2-0-0 

John Bunker 6/8 & clear to Aug. 16 

David Clark 24/9 - - - 1-4-9 

Eb r Coffin 28/9 & clear to Aug. 16 1734 

J. C. C r 41 Tallow il Kitchen Stuff. 

Jonath n Coffin Cash 40/ 

Jos. Coffin clear to Nov r 11. except 6/ 

Rich d Coffin. 24/ 

Theodate Coffin 16/6 

Tho s Crook 12/5 - - - - o - 12 - 

El r Folger 80/ 4 11 o 11 

Nathl. Folger 10/ - - - o - 10 - 

Shubael Folger 21/1 - - 1 - 1 - 

Abel Gardner clear 

Eb r Gardner clear 

Jer. Gardner 57/ 

Tho s Gardner 10/ 

Jon n Moors cr. p Alex r Coffin 10/ 

Shub 1 Pinkham 21/10 

J. Ramsdel clear 

Sam 1 Russel 7/6 - - - o il 7 1 6 

Jos. Worth ij/6 

Began to keep School June 17 1734 on which day the follow- 
ing Psons came in 
Caleb Gardner. 
Chris. & Josh. Bunker 

Joseph Bunker — Wii ra Bunker * f 

Nath 1 Gardner — James Brown 
Wll ra Moors — James Russel. 
John Brock, — Josiah Coffin. 
Rich d Gabriel — Joseph Bayley 
Peleg Cs: Jos. Gardner — Jon. Moors 
Paul Rawson W r - Ramsdel 
ith 
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17 11 
10 - 



, 8 _J Earth. & Abishai Smiti 
( Peles; Coffin — Mingo 



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19 Peter. &. John Coffin. 
co Jethro Coffin. 

\ Peter Sam 1 & Joseph Calef exit Aug. i st 
24 / James Gardner — Titus 

. J Benj. Coffin, — James Coffin 
^ Ul> K ( Benj. & Shubael Pinkham 
July 3 th David Lawson. Wil m (of Dat.) Coffin 
July 15. Ruth Gardner, 
Juiy 29. Edw d Gabriel. Owen. 

ACCOUNTS. 

Jan' 1745/6 

n/P d to John Long 28/ 

1 2 /To Mary Barnard 7/6 

15 /To Rich d Maecy for Corn 12/ 

for Rye 13/ .... 1 _ 5 _ o 

and 75/ over 
Rec d Wheat 16/ 24/ 
Jan* 17 cleared with Mary Barnard paying 10/ 

and overp d 2/8 
Feb 8* 1745/6 

Ballanc d Acc te with Jn° Beard Paying in Cash 5 - 12 - 9 

c qr lb * 

Feb. 1 4 P d Obed Ilussey for a bl Sugar (2 - 0-21) 15-6-3 

P d to Alice Paddack for 4 y ds cloath @ 12/5 - 2-8-0 
March iS 1746 

cleared with Dan 1 Hussey paying 16/2 
Apr 1 4* pd to Ri c hd Macy 40/ 
May To Nath 1 Macy for Bone 22/ 
June To Rich d Macy 60/ 

To M^ s Choke 160/ 

To Will™ Coffin 60 1 f 

28 P d to — Chase for Frei't of Cow & Calf 20/ 

and to James Gardner for \z of Sugar @ 2/6 
p lb 70/ 
July P d Syl. Hussey for Salt 88/4 

l )d Mary Chadwick 12/ 

To Ann Paddack for 4^ y d3 cloath @ 13/ - - 2-18-6 
1 o Mercy Allen for her Dauters Spiffing 52/6 
1 o Lyd. Barney for cloath 42/ 



64 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Aug./Ball. Acc ts with Maxey. 
Sept r /P d Nath n Coffin (or Spooner) for Beef 
about 30/ 

P d Susa. Swain for Spining 69/ 

To John Long 12 j 

To for 6S lb Beef 53/10 

22 d To Rich d Macy Cash £6 
Sept r 24. To Wardeli £& — 

■knd to West 18/ for 1 bl Flower 
26/T0 Claggan for Butter & cheese — 65/7 

To N. Barney 4S/7 
Oct r 3 Ballanc d Acc ts with Leah Paddack Pay- 
ing 5°/7 

To M re Barker for 23 !b cheese @ 2/6 - - - 2-17-6 

29/'P d to Dinah Clark 1-7-0 

Nov r 10. To Deacon Norton for Beef & Fat - 7-0-0 
Dec r To Peggy Gardner 5-0-0 

To Ruth Coffin 6/ 0-6-0 

Jan: 1746/7 

i/P d to Pris. Gardner So/ 

3 To Rich d Macy 42/ --- 2-2-0 

16 To Rich 15 Macy 12c/ - 6 

24 P d To Backhouse 71/3 - - 3— n 

Feb. 6 to Rich d Macy 2-0-0 

Borrowed of D r Whitney 1-0-0 

Feb. 17* P d to D r Whitney ------- 2 _ _ 

and to Rich d Macy Sent c;_ _o 

Apr' Sent to Pris. Calef for Jer Jo. & Will. 
Bunker 16/6 

P d to Burneis Wife --------- x _ 2 .. 6 

May29To — Hubbard for ioy^TowcloathQcj/ f 4 - 10 - o 
June 2 d To M rs Jones for a Cord of Wood So/ 4-0-0 

4./^ to Deb. Burnel 3 - 8 - o 

5. To G. Gardner £sq r for 2 Skins in 1745 - - 1 - o - o 

June/To — for Cloath ^_6-o 

20. cleared w :h D r Whitney Paying 40/ - - - 2-0-0 

P d to Jn° Beard . _ . . 3 _ I _ 4 

July 25 1747 

Rec'd of Father Gardner on Ace 1 Benj. Gale 20-12-0 

P d the Same to s d Gale in 1750 



0-0 
3 



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|uly 29 P d to Eldridge for a Cord of Wood 95/ 
Aug. to Sister Craigie for J s Gailix - - - - 
•■'-. pt r 2 To Pris. Gardner 7/ 

Sent by Pris. G — r £G — 

Rec d in Sundries. 

Sept r S To a York-man for Flower 

1 : P d Jn° Macy 120/ which was chiefly for Beef 

For a cheese 22/6- - 

Z2 To Caleb (of Rich d ) Macy for 2 Bush ls Wheat 

( To [n° Beard for Sundries 12 c/ 

Sen 1 < 

'* ( To Benja. Stubbs 35/ 

Oct'/ 

Sent to Couz. W m White (by Benja : Fosdick) 52/ 

} >d to Jn° Beard for ic Sugar 160/ - - - - 

P d to David Gardner for Beef & Fat - - - 

p d to Benja. Stubbs 

To Ch. Gardner 80/ - - 

To Mary Elles 60/ -'-'.-- 

To Joseph Daws 20/ 

17-17 'Nov 1 

i6/P d to D d Gardner for Leather 68/ - - - - 

and on former acc ts 2/ 

Dec r / 

5 To Rich d Macy 

) To Sol. Colman ...... 

1 To Joseph Daws - --------- 

3 1, /To David Gardner - 

Jan* 1747/8 

9' h P d to John Macy 

( P d to Sil, Hussey Cash ------- 

29 \ & by Q. H. on voyage ------ 

( P d to Jos. Rotch 

Feb. 

2 Ballanc'd Acc ts with Ben : Stubbs paying 6/ 

March 2 d To Rich d Macy p d 40 

March Sent by Father 20^ 

1> by Jon a X Coffin Jun r £8. 

Kec d Corn. 



20 - 



12-0 
0-0 
2 -6 

8-0 



3 
o 

4 
1 

3 
4 

4 

20 

35 
4 



- 4 



0-0 

4- 4 

3-o 
0-0 
0-0 
0-0 

8-0 

2 - o 

0-0 

19-0 

0-0 

o 



0-0 
0-0 

s - 1 

"0 -£> 



66 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

March 1747/8 

7 th To Jo : Daws p d 14/ 

29th To Jn° Macy So/ - - - - 4 

Apr 1 19 Ballanc d Acc ts with Rich d Macy pay ? 10/ 
30 To Ei r Coffin 160/ 
May 1748/ 

9 To Mary Elles for Cioath & 101/ 

( For Cheese of Burnel 66/ 

24 < cleared with Pris. Gardner paying 23/ - - 1 - 3 

( P d to David Gardner for a Side of Leather 70/ 3-10 

i. e. in Cash 62/ p N 1 off. 8/. 

June. To James Gage for 11 y d3 Cioath @ 17/ 9 - 7 

To another for cioath ------ 1 - 16 

14 To Jn° Macy ^8 
28 To Jos : Rotch 20/ 
i 7 4S/July 23 d 

To Cromwel Coffin for 4''° Coffee p d - - - 2-18 
Aug. 6 P d to Rob 1 Macy (or Jn° Norton) for 

3o Ib Beef @ 1/6 2 - 5 ■ 

To for cheese @ 4/ 2 - 19 - 

22/T0 Humphrey Ellis 16/ 

To Mary Ellis 8/4 
Sep r To M f9 Barker for Cheese 60/ D° 3/ to 
" Jedida 

To Rob* Macy for Beef 5 - 4 - 

and for Tallow 30/ -... 1 - 10 - 

P d to Rich d Macy for 1 bush 1 Rye - - - - 1 - 15 - 

r D° Meslins 2-0- 

& for 12 D ' Wheat .-__ 27 - ~ 

& 5/ over 

To Prise. Pinkham -..^. ^4-10 

Oct r 1748 

To M. Mayhew on Ace* of Wood fetching 77/6 

10 To Rob 1 Parker for 105 1 Cheese @ 4/ - - 21-2 
& 13 over. — reed. y e 15/ 

& To Jon* Coffin Jun r 95> ; for Books p d for in 
Boston. 

P d to Robinson for Beef - -■ 8-17- 



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6 7 



;- To 1'riscilla Gardner -- 3-8-8 

\ lich is the Ball, of all acc ts 
S -.'■ 5 To Baxter for Cording Wood - - - - 2-7-6 
Nov 1 

1 -, To Shub 1 Pinkham for Cow-keeping 40/5 

ro Rich d Macy 70/ 
;j fo Matt: Mayhew 120/ 
] •, - 24 To Richd Macy 60/ 
Dec' 26 1748/ 

i' ,! to M r Brock ^13 — 
Jan' 14 th 1743 — 

Josiafa Coffin an Handkerchief ©51/ 
j 6 ? d to Jn° Beard the whole due to him Scil. ^"26 - 15 - 6 
:•'. P d to Rich d Macy on ace* of Corn had of him 28/ 
and for Corn @ 28/ p Bush 1 which I am yet to . 

Recieve - 8-12 

*7 P d to David Joy 20/ for a Cornn — I Sent it 
by James. 
To Gwin To N. Worth 
Feb: To S. H. ^50 J. M. £10 £ 
( P d to Sylvanus Hussey 20 
March 11 < To John Macy £8 

( To David Gardner 58/ 
all which was Sent by James 
James Perry D r a Comb 10/ 
April 4 th 1749 — 

P d to James Perry's Wife 80/ 

Sent to S. H. by Timo y 22 - 2 - 

May 8. To James Perry 17/ 
3a Ball, all Acc ts with Sister Priscilla Gardner 
June/ 

2 d Sold to Rob 1 Macy 28 Flatt Buttons 21/9 & 
lie p^ 21/10 

1 7 /Jos. Daws D r 28 Buttons 23/4 

& for 2 Sticks of Hair @ 5/ - - - - - - 10 



P in Labour 

21. P d to Mary Barnard D r ess 
& for Physick then had 2/ 



13-4 
1 -S 



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9 -C 

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3 ~ 

12-8 



July 8 th 

P d to John Beard for Fatt 20/ 
14./ P d to Benja. Stubbs's Wife for ^ bbl_ Flower 

141/ - * 7 - 

18. P d to George Brown for Labour on Sloop 

Hav'- £ 9 - 

Aug. i 5t To Rich d Coffin p d 8 - 

til (To Nath 1 Gardner 123/ 6 - 

(To Benja. Barney 152/8 .--•--- 7 _ 
both on Ace* Sloop Hav 1 

*749 

Aug: 9' 1 ' Ball. acc Tlt with Sister Prise: Gardner 

Paying - 4-1-3 

Aug. 12 Sent by Sister Pris: Gardner to be Laid 

cut in Boston £20 

that is — for Couz. W m White 54/ 

for Sister Craigie on ace 1 cheese 

for 4 y ds Tow Cloath 

for Cotton & Linen 

to P. Pollard for 2 Candlesticks 17/6 
Aug : 2 2 d Sent to Maxcy's two Sheep Skins @ 
Sept r 1. P- to Rich d Macy 45 ' which was sent 

by Timothy. 

2, P d to J. Burridge 140/ 7 _ _ 

S P d to Rob 1 Macy for Beef 7-10- 

20 P d Jo: Daws 50/ 2-10- 

21 P d to Peter Clark 20 

Ball: his ace'- — & Months Wages ^22 — 

I 

& for Gorham's D° 15 

2S Sent to Rich d Macy by James ----,. ^4 

29 To In" Beard for Sugar 14; 

Oct r 2 d P d Rob : Macy for Tallow 3 

Oct r /4 To Durphy for Apples 8/ 

D° for cheese @ 4 
5. To Paul Hatch for Wood 55/ 

6 th to Rob 1 Macy for Beef - 4 

Sep: 2>° P d to J os - Colman on ace 1 of Peter 
Bunker's taking down Rir;inir 10/ 



10 - o 

14- 
13-0 



l 9 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 69 

• P d to M r Mayhew (p Abel Gardner) for 

i3o lb Beef @ 1/5 9-4-2 

it To Charles Gardner p d 51/ and 

;6 To D° p d 66/6 for money he p d for me in 

Boston which is beside schooling 87/1 
\v ; v r y ,h P d to Joseph Marshall on Acc r of his 

Indian's Wages So/ 4-0-0 

iS' ?' to Sarah Barney 15 - 18 - 

, . •» pd t0 Bethiah Barker for 13^ lb Cheese @ 4/4 . 
10* Nov 1 Rec d of Jn° Gardner Cheese, Cyder, 

Apples, to y e value of 13-10-0 

for which I Sent that Sum of money by him 

to Dartmouth 

*749 

Nov* 20 P d to Paul Hatch for 10 Cords of Wood 

@ 120/ - ;£6o - 

23. P d to Reuben Swain 2/ w ch was Sent by 
James. 

27 Sent to Joseph Marshall (by Jn°) and deliv- 
ered to Jos. Marshall's Mother 120/ which 
is for the Indians Wages. 

2S P d Snub 1 Pinkham 50/8 which is for Cow- 
keeping. 

Dec' 5 th P d to Sol. Pinkham S2/6 

7 P d to Rich d Macy 70/ -- 3-10-0 

£ 
1 6./P d to Jos* Rotch (by James) - ----- 10- 

,,- S P d to Silv s Hussey- -------- £iq - 10 - 

1 P d to Jos. Rotch ,£13 - 16 - 6 

] tn !2 th P d to Humphrey Elles 16/ - - - - - 16 - 

*$* P d to Rich d Macy 42/ ------- 2 _ 2 -o 

^ Jan : P d to Sylvanus Hussey ------ 20 - to - o 

Jati y 2i. P d to M r Brock £31 

and by Contribution ,£50. 

Feb: 13* P d to M r Brock £32 

To John Macy - ^12 

To Steph Q Gardner .- £10 

To Richd. Macy So/ £4 

all Sent by Timothy 
Feb. 28 
1740/ ^ l0 Chapman Ep. qt and for Fulling 17/ 



70 TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

March 22. P d to John Beard for Molesses & 

Sugar 59/6 
3i/P d to Pris. Gardner 33/2 
Apr 1 11. P d to Pris. Gardner 32-12-7 

and to Mary Barnard for Physick 2/4 

D° Salve 1/6 O. T. 
14 P d to Paul Hatch 60/ T. ) 

and by N 1 Office 14/ )" 3 " I4 " 

Sent by Pris. Gardner / 9 

Rec d Striped Holland ( 6-0-0 

J 6-0-0 

Cheese Rec d for above in part 

May P d to Paul Hatch 36/ 1 - 16 - o 

June 8 th P d to Freetown Man for Wood - - - 3 - 10 - 
15. To John Long Cutting Breeches - - - - - 4 - 

2 t To W m Russel's Wife for Bridle 38/ Stuffing 

Saddle 5/ 2 - 3 - 

July 9 P d Deborah Coffin Wife of Peter Coffin 
40/ which is equal to ,£15 O T. 
Sloop Hav 1 entered into Bay July 18. Dis- 
missed Sept r 4 th @;£i4opmo — i mo 17 Days 

Days 

17 Days 79-6-8 30 — 140. 17 

£219'- (T-i __Jj 

980 

140 

31 Days p mo— £216 - 15 - 5 — - 

200 . 

2380(79! 
300^ 

3 
Sloop Wages for 1 M° 17 Days - - - - ^- £616 - 15 - 5 
P d to Clark r-jo 
For Sail. — 

Garlix - - - .£ I4 _ I7 _ 

N« 2. 18/6 N° 3. 23/ 
Ta n dems — 3 9 / 41 / 

Garlix in all r I ^_ I 7_ 

Tandems 16-12-2 

£31 ~ 9 - 2 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

i Suga r of J. G. £]j 
[ron Sent to Jo. Hovey's 

lb oz !b oz 

!; ir 6 - 9. — old Tongs & handle Shovel 2-10 
Sloop's first cost ^157 - 10. 
Charge made up 40-11-1- - - - - 
Gains already received (except y e Nails) - - 

l> t. 1734 Sold of Mothers Cloath To T. W. 

2^y ds @ 13/ - - - 32/6 

..Paid on mothers ace 1 for Books 20/ 
Sold to T. W. above 2 y ds 29/3 Ditto 14 y d 

16/3 - •' " - " 

To John Gardner 5^ y ds @ 13/ - - - - - 

To Josiah Coffin i£ y d @ 13/ 

D. Newel x i£ y d * 1 6/3 T. Brock xi-t y d x 16/3 x 
Rob f Corn 11 5^ y ds 66/3 - - Rec d 16/3 - 

July 1734 Reckoned with Zach. Hoit and Due 
to me 9/ July 22 Lent him 10/ - - - - 

Oct. 14. Lent to Zach. Hoit 10/ 



fan. Roc d 2 Bushels Corn @ 6/6 
In Cash 16/ 



178- 1-1 
145 - 10-5 



2 - 


5-6 


3" 


3-3 


- 


19-6 


1 - 


12-6 


3 " 


6-8 


- 


19-0 


- 


10 - 


- 


9-0 


~ 


13-0 


- 


16-0 



I - 9-0 

Sept. Lent x to Broth* John >■ White 40/ x - - 2-0-0 

1734/Sent to Bro r Ayer by Edw d Clark - - - 35-0-0 

:t. James Ayer D r 1 Quintal Fish - - - - 1 - 16 - o 

N*ov r or D- p Deacon Phillips (as he Saith 

22-6 — - - - - - 22 11 6 no 

Oct. 22. 1734 Eb r Calef D r 

To 2 Accidences* @ 2/6 o - * 5 -^o 

Hot ^ Tohn Coffin < 2 Accidences - - - - o- q-o 

\J c 1 . 2 3 - - ° 

i Eb r x Gardner 1 Ditto x - - - - - 0-5-6 

Ocs >d J J ose ph Gardner x Esq r 1 Ditto June - 0-2-0 

( i'ho 3 Brock >; 1 Ditto x - - - - - 0-2-6 



Accidence: a little book commonly so calPd, which contains the first 
1 of th< 
'hillips. 



- of the Latin Tongue. The New World of Words. Comp'l'ci by 
•ward Phillips. Loudon, 1720. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



Oct, 30 x Shubael x Pinkham x 1 Ditto x - - 

Dec r Dan 1 Bunker x 1 John x Bunker 1 x - - 

J. x Ramsdel x 1 Eb r x Barnard 1 x - - - 

Feb. 173*- Let Eben. Cain have 5/ the which 

he promised to repay in Feathers within 8 

or ten Days 

June 6 th Rec d of Eben. Cain 

J u b" 1735 

Let Zach. Hoit have upon y e ace* of Corn - - 
Aug. 30. Ditto 20/ 

Recieved the above in Com. 



O x 

o — 
o - 



2x6 

5-o 



0-5-0 
o- 5-0 



Josiah Coffin clear to June 16 
Jon a Coffin cred. in wool 31/9 
EI r Coffin in wool 26/10 

Eb r Gardner in wool 11/3 
Rob 1 Coffin in x wool 15/7 
Debt -x- -x- -12-6 



I 735 



paid 



- 3/-i 



J. G. 1 Aim. [Almanack] 6 d W. Stretton Ditto 6 d 
W. Swain x 2. Draper x 1. Jos x Gardner x 2. 
El r Coffin x 1. Jos x Chase x 1. El. Swain 2, Calef i. 
Eb r Gardner i. D. Newel x 1. Jos. Coffin 1, 
Justin Coffin 1. Rob 1 Coffin 1. W x Worth 1 
x Clasby x i. Caleb Swain 1. J x Rayner x 1. 
R. x Macey * 1. El. x Coffin x 1. J. x Pinkham x 1. 
Jon^ x Gardner x 1. Eb r Barnard 1. 

1735/Laid in for y 6 Whaling voyage 1 bl of Beef. 1 bl. 2 Dit! 
p I.C. x 4 Ditto. 



Full binding by J. Clark 22 bis 



3 44/ 



( 



1735 Ship'd on board Bark for Boston io b!s Oyl first Trip. 
1 bl to J. G. 

15 b Is of the 2 d Trip. Ship'd in Nathan Coffin. 

3 d Trip. W. Swain 1 bl. In the Brigg consigned to Brock 

4* Trip. 
1734/The Disposal of y e Whaling Voyage got in mate 
Ship with Bethnel Gardner 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



73 



Oyl To Brock on Jn° Coffin's ace 1 
Ovl on Rob 1 Coffin's acc t - - - 
on David Newel's ace 1 - - 
on Black Andrew's ace' - - 



2 B ls 
i b 1 
i.b 1 
i b 1 

7^b Is 



6b< 



May /Ship'd on board Sylvanus Hussey for Boston 33 or 34 b ls 
M ay 9. Ship'd on board Eb r Gardner for Boston 16 b !s - 

Sold to Sylvanus 722 Bone which is besides y e ng 

lb 

of his weighing 841 
Shipped aboard Roch 28 b ls Ditto 22 bls ■- - - - 



5° 



oyi. 

J. G 1 Stick of bone 3?,- lb lb 
Simeon Bunker (p D r Hay) 3-7 
James Coffin (p D r Hay) 6 lb j cz 
Nathan Coffin 1 Stick of Bone 



T. W. 3^ Ib 



D. Newel 25^ 



Ship'd aboard Svlvanus 26 b ls of oyl Ditto 37 

bls 

Sylvanus Hussey 2 whales bone the one 784 the 

other 77S 1 ' ------- - - 1562 

lb oz 

Rob 1 Coffin (p Young Kerans) 3 2 
Ship'd aboard Peter Folger for Boston 17 Bar ls of 
Oyl & 4 of Head -...-.- - 21 

Put aboard Paul Starbuck 4 b ls of oyi but 1 leaked out 

Put on board Chase 1 b 1 of y e first Voyage, & 12 of y e new. 
T. \Y. 2 b ls Head. D. Newel 1 b 1 Head. 



2~ 8- 3 

2 - 19 - o 

2 - 8 - o 

2-10-^ o 



*73 2 /My Frei't of Wood (13 load) 

Recieved of Cr. Coffin for freight 59/ - - - 

r . J 16 Cord from y e Viney d — 48/ - - - - 

(15 from Dartmouth 50/ ------ 

i am to pay to Sylvanus Hussey on y e Sloops 

wtfj'Wf-itod . J . 

1 o G. Brown 

To John Coffin (or Eb r Gardner) - - - - - 6 

i'o S.i*i makers ----------'- 5 

l ?3° 5 * arn t0 P a y t0 Sylvanus Hussey - - - 5-18 

"'73* ( & have paid to G Brown in Schooling - 5-19 



33 
6 11 



5 I! II 

3 « 6 
o 11 o 
9 1 10 

- o 

- 10 



74 



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T 733 To draw upon S. Hussey - - - - - - 8-18-11 

1 734/I have to pay to y e Sloop ------ 2 - 13 - 1 

to S. H. 32-10-6 

Barrels by me put in for Oyl of Bethnel Gardners whale 4. 
— Grafton's whale 1. 
July 1 bar 1 

1733/Jos. Daws 2 Almanacks io d 
x Peter Gardner x 1 Aim. x 1 Wats's 
Josiah x Coffin 2 Aim 



CI a; 



Aim. 



David x Clark 1 Aim. 

Theoph. x Pinkham j Aim. 

Rob 1 Coffin x 2 Aim. io d 

Jos. Hooten Taken &c: 3/ 

James Coffin x 1 Aim. 

Sarn ! Russel 2 Aim. 

x Moab. x old Squaw x at Miac. x Zach. Mother x Sente- 
quadec. ■< Esther, x Joel, x Tauturagen. x George's x "Widow. 
x Squaw at Mattekecham. Old Mashquet's x Widow. 

1734 x Lame Jon. Mother. Old Jo'cls Squaw. Old x Squaw 
at Jn° Chipenore's Sons, x Zach. Mother x [illegible]. Tomy's 



y Mother, x Padshany Jochets x widow x Moab, 
x Henry's x Mother in Law Mashquets Widow 

An ace* of my charge about y e Well. 
To Russel tor making a Curb 9/ 
Humphrey Ellis digging Nov. 14. 15 | of 17. 
22 23 24 29. Dec r 5. 6. 7. S. - - - - 
Manuel \ day 22. 23. 24. Dec r 5. 7 
Stephen Arthur 1^ day. 1- — (1.) 
Sam 1 Russel part of 19 th . 21. 22. 23. 24, 37. 

29. Dec. 5. 6. 7. 8. 14. 15. 

Rails 45 '. 8000 Bricks 104/3 
J.)hn Jones 1. 
l)ee r 14, Borrowed of Jonath n Russel 700 Well 

Bricks. 
Aug. 19. P d to Jon- Russel 500 well Bricks 



Betty x Coo 



r 



3 



£4- 



s- 



Sepi. Paid to Jon n Russel 200 700 

Labour in Shoveling Sand 76 — Carting 
Pump-Iron Work 



1 6 - 11 



" 



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75 



Dec* 3 d 1733 Paul Starbuck's Boy Mending the 
Town House glass 5/10 
C io d A. G. 2 d Jn° Bunker 4 d Sh. P. 2 d Jos. Gard. 2 d 
M i\ 14. p d to Paul Starbuck y e 5/10 

Wood Stoves for 1733/4 

Joseph Gardner 1 [illegible] Load 

Jonath a Coffin 1 Cart Load 

Ki r Coffin. Jn° Gardner. Cal. Bunker 

\:.ril 27 1733 

Recieved from M r Brown 5 bis Cyder to be disposed of for 
. . -—which is thus disposed of Soil. 

J >hn Gardner 1 b 1 at - - - 22 

John Coffin Jun r ib 1 --------- 22 

Josiah Coffin 1 b 1 22 

Robert Coffin 2 b 15 42/ 



r rei't of Cyder 17/6 ---- 

N'eat Proceeds --- 

Pai d of y e afores d Debts in Wool 50/6 In 



Fish 40/ 



fuh 



5 11 8 11 o 

o i! 17 .1 6 



4 11 10 



4 11 10 



Effects for M r Brown. 



June i733/Rec d from Mother White 1 Cov- 
erlet:— 
Aug. 1733. Sold the s d Coverlett to Josiah 
Coffin, (to be p d for in wool) at 60/ - - - - 
Rec d the above mentioned wool, and Sent it 
by Worcester. 
{ Rec d 3 pieces of cloath from my Mother 
— And Sold — 
To Eb r Gardner 5 1- y ds @ 13/ - - - 



[ J For w h I've rec d 20 ct wool at 2/ Cash 13/6 

!„., Sold to Clasby 4^ y ds @ 12/6 - - - - 

Rec d 2 5 lb wool @ 2/ Cash 6/3 - - - 

Sold to D. Newel 3 1 y ds @ 13/6 - - - 

I Paid y e above Sums except 1/9 



3 jl 



3 " 


1 1 


'i 6 


3 !! 


1 1 


11 6 


2 ■ 


6 


!! 3 


2 a 


6 


11 3 


2 - 


7 


11 3 


14- 


2 


-9 


8 - 


3 


-3 



76 



Feb. 3 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



paid to Eb r Gardner in Cash 60/ 



Aim. & Books 2/6 — 3 Primers 2/ - - - - 

Eb r Gardner Credit 164 Feet of Joice 

Aug. 1733 Eb r Gardner D r to 63 y ds Cloath - 

Aug. 16. To a Bible 12/ 2 Almanacks - - 

Dec r 7 1733 Ballanced acc^ with E. Gardn r 

but the 18/ for Salt charged to me thro' 

a mistake 2 years before, omitted. 

June 1734 E. G r D r x to 15^ yds ticking @ 8/ - 

July 1733 Lent to Little Caleb 4/6 to be paid 
in Wheat the next Wheat Harvest 



3 ■ 
o 11 



O I 

4 » 



£6 



7 11 6 
2 - 10 



4- 



Rec d by Tho 5 Gardner 4/6 

1. Put on board Sylvan us's Schooner for Boston 8 b ls of (> 
3 of Head marked J G 

3. Put on board Andrew Gardner for Boston 18 b ls of Oyl ; 4 
Head J. G. 1 b 1 Oyl G. G. Jonath" Pinkham 1 b 1 



Oct. 1732 Paid to Sam 1 Barker for his Horse to 
Haver 1 60/ 

and in the Winter Following 20/ - - - - 
May 9. 1733 Paid to Coker of Stretham for 



Boards *o, 



May 
Mas- 



Paid to the Same Man 15/ 



5. Paid to John Macy for wheat - - - 

, „ j Paid to Sam 1 Barker p Jon thQ Folger - 

( Paid to Jonathan Folger for a Spit &c 

June Paid to M r Woodman for boards - - - 

j 1 ( P d M r Woodman 22Mb wool for boards 

< and for malt 8 CC - 2. 02 

July 1. P d to Jonat a Folger 5/ 

Shi lv d aboard M r Woodman for John White 
of Haver 1 , to be paid for in Apples or 
Cyder or both Scil. 
On Jn° Coffins acd n :b wool ------ 

on ace 1 Jn° Gardner io lb - .- 

on acc : T. White 37 !b -------- 

At the Same time Ship'd for Mother for her 
Cloath i66 ib of wool. 



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* *« ?• 1 733 P d to Joseph Dawes p James 
Russel 65/ ----- 

March -o * Kob c Coffin 1 hair covering 3/ 
1 Primer x S d . Paper 2/ ----- - 

! hti x Cofrin x 1 Primer 8 J 
May 4. 1733 Sent to Aunt Elisa. 34/ 
J y$, Coffin thread 3/4 Paper j/io 
Caleb x Bunker A Psalter 2/4 
John Coffin x a Psalter x 2/4 Paper x 6 d 
D. > Bunker + 1 Psalter 2/4 T. x Brock x 1 
Psalter 2/4 
, t ■ ^ ) x Shubael x Pinkham x 1 Testament 4/ 
' ) Nathan x Coffin x 2 Ditto 8/ 
Weight of Cable - - - - 

April 17 1740 
Ballanc'd Ace** with David Newel — paying 

Scil. by W m Clasby - - 

C'oath 30/ weaving 0/1 ------- 

S hooling, Paper- Primer - - 

and in Cash - 



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5 : 8 



7 11 1 11 25 



2 - 0-9 

1 - 19 - 1 

2 - 1 1 - 7 
7-17-7 

14 - 9-0 



April 30. Isaac Woosoo Corn 2/6 

May S. Ballanc'd Acc ts with Abishai Folger 

paying by Schooling 2/6 Cash 66/3 
May 10 Paid to Sylv s Hussey 60/ 
12 to Pitts's wife for weaving 8/ 
16, Paid to M r Brock Cash ^21 and in School- 



men: to Isaac Woosoo by his Daughter 5/ 
iy 31. Paid to the Negro Doctor 5/ 
■■■ 3.: Ballanc'd acc ts with Sister Craigie be- 
ing 84/6 



fsaac Woosoo 2/6 



f«« i-4 Zach J Hoit D r 1 Bushel Corn 8/ 

1 ••> to Cap* Woodman for cloath, Rake and 
Basket — 284 lb Wool @ 3/ 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



June 25 Reed of M r Brock the money which he 
bro't from Comiss re and y e annual Collec- 
tion (or Deacon Phillips) in Boston Scil. 

Sg and paid to Prise. Gardner for Nurs- 
ing 60/ 

July 4 Let Zach. Hoit have 10/ 

July 9 P d Maxey for Leather 20/ 

July 1 i th Setied Ace" w th Martha Joel and Due 
in my Favour 40/3 at which time Rec d (in 
part) Hay 30/7 

July 14. Recd of Sam. Benj. 1 hund of Hay. 

July 15 P 1 Rich d Coffin 20/ for y e Leather 

30 Zach. Hoit D r to a pair of Shoes 8/ and 1 
Bush 1 Corn 8/6 

Aug. 8. Paid to John Beard for Corn @ 8/ p 
Bushl. So/ - - - - 

9. Paid, to Tapper of Rochester for 12I Cords 

of Wood ■ - - - - 

and Ballanc'd with M. Norton paying x/ 

Aug. 9 Let Zach. Hoit hnve a pair of Breeches 
Shirt & Hat Paid by Carting Wood 

Aug. 12 Zach. Hoit D r for Wood 6/ 

Aug. 14 Zach Hoit D r Cash 3/ Isaac Woosoo 10/ 

Aug. iS Cleared with James Robbin p Plann. 
Peter for the Buy's breaking his window: 
paying 4/ and in y e Spring 1/ In all 5/ 

Aug. 21 Let Zach. Hoit have 10/ 

and 19 day — a pair of Shoes at David 



Clark 



-w 



Aug. 26 Let Zach. Hoit have a Jacket; for 



£17 



which he is to pay 
of Corn. 
Aug. P d Richd Coffin (by th 
for the Sole Leather 12/ 



y e next Fall 61 Bushels 
Nav 1 Officer) for 



:ep: 



To T< 



Daw 



s tor 



Labour 1 pair of 



Knee-Buckles (a 4 
5/T0 Joseph Daws for Ditto 20/ 
S/P d toObed Japhet tor Rye @ 8/ p Bushel 11/ 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

dlanc'd <vith Benj. Barney Paving 50/ 
• Paid to Nathan Coffin for Wheat — Cash 
1 co/ Schooling 58/5 
■. :o F d to Butler for 79 lb Beef @ 7 

and for fat ------ 

Sept. 22 P d to y e Same man for Fat 24/ 

. : P l - to Obed Japheth the Remainder of his 

due for Rye Soil 3/6 
26 P d to Jos. Daws, the (p M r Brock) the Re- 
mainder of what was due to him for Stitch- 
ing. Scil. 16/ 
.•■'■ Rec d of James Gardner for Schooling Gall. 

of Molasses @ 5/ 
; ; Boa': of John Bunker 101 of cheese @ 1/ 
and p d in Cash 40/ & Schooling 61/ - - 
Put into y e Voyage 9 b ls (or 10) 
Oct r 3 P d to Richd Coffin 10/ w ch is fg more 

than the Ball, of my Ace 1 
Oct* Rec d of Bailey 1 bl Cyder 28/ 
Ocf 2S Rec d of Th. Pinkham 2 Bushels & 1 

Peck Apples. 
N T ov r P : to M T Wass by M r Brock for Fatt 10/ 

tor t lb Beef (a. 61 d. 
S'ov r 21 P d Nathl Paddack 10/ and last y 1 a 

Primer 1/2 
i b. r74o/i cleared with Nath 1 Paddack and 

overpaid him /6. 
June P to Brother Craigie for Sundries — 22^ 
lb Bone ------------ 

Cash by Nathan Coffin (Borrow'd) - - - - 

I :■" th Rep 1 to Nathan Coffin 

June 24 P : to Jos. Daws's Wife for Weaving 20/ 
; • 2 { Let Sam. Pamhame's Wife have toward 

Hay 1/6 
V ■.;. 1741 Ballanc'd Acc ts with Nath; Paddack 
p tying r8/7 

1741 "Paid to Tho 3 Carr for Rice — Cash 
7 School- i/-S/ 



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> TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Nov r 4 1 741 P d to \Y ni Russel (or Rob 1 Gard- 
ner's wife on his Ace 1 ) for fat 45/6 

1741 

Nov r 11 th P d 10 Matthew Norton for Beef and 

Fatt 105/S .-'..- 5-5-8 

Dec r 12 P d to E Russel for keeping Cows 25/ - 1 -- 5-0 
March 1742 

P d to S. Hussey for Flower @ 70/ p c in 

Cash 122/ 6-2-0 

and p S. Ray 9/3 9-3 

£6-11-3 

April 24 1742 

P d to Jon a Folger 22/ which is in full - - - £1 - 2-0 
Apr 1 P d to Math 1 Coffin -------- 4-0-0 

May P d to Nath 3 Coffin - - - 2-0-0 

June to a York-Man for 2 b ls Flower @ 62/6 p c n- 0-0 

June P d to John Harper 3-0-0 

Nov r 11 1742 

P d to Benja. Coffin on Acc t of John Johnson 

of Hav 1 -- 7-3-0 

for which I have his Rec* 
Nov r 20 1742 

P d to Mordecai Elles for keeping of Cows 21/ 
Dec r 5 th P l to John Coffin 3 tius for Frei't of 

wool to Newbury and Apples & Cyder 

from thence Scil. Cash 80/ ... - 4—0 — 6 

Dec r P d to George Kenny for his part of the 

I fay 5/ at the Same time let him have 

Paper /6. 
Jan, I st P d to old Eve toward Hay 2/ • 

Jan y 24 P ; to Jn° Coffin y JH toward Frei't from 

Newbury Cash 40/ Jan y 25. 4/ - - - 2-4-0 
Ballanc'd w* Mord. Riles. 
March P ! to Eve y e Remainder for y e Hay 

Scil. 6 to 
March Ball, with Broth r Craigie 
i4 Ll P ! Iiro r Newel for 1 Piece Garlix* - - - 5-7-6 

* A textile fabric. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 8 1 



March 14 1742/3 

>::nt by Bro r Craigie (to Pay to Couz. \V m 
White for a Piece of Callico, and to get 
Sundries) Scil. S. And 10/ for American 
Magazine 

Reed, from Mother Craigie March 31 st 1743 

— Sundries to the Value, of 

Including: 70/ p 1 to W. White, and c/ 
omitted in our last Reckoning : So that 



17 



nc.v due to him 9-4-0 

P : by S. Hussey y e above Debt 
May P ! to T. Carr for a bl of Flower @ 45/ 
' P C. 

1 ■■'- n 1743 
V on board Capt. Bayley for Stiil ds 25/ for 
a Skimer 10/6 Tub. can & cloath 20/ 
and to And r Mireck 5-0-0 

Au g- 23 J 743 
?' to Richd. Macy for 12 Bush ls of Wheat 

@ 16/ - - 9-12-0 

ji P : to Martha Potter toward $S lb Fish (@ 26/) 1 - 4-6 
Sept T io !ii P d to Deacon Tupper for a cord of 

wood 40/ 
i2 th /P d to a Connecticut man for 10 Bush ls of 

Corn @ il/ ---------- 5 - 10 -o 

and to Philip Pollard 40/ ------ 2 -o~o 

bept r 24 P d (by ray Dau'ter) to Silvanus Hussey 10 - 0-0 
.Sent by Cromwel Coffin to M r Eliak. Willis 5 - 0-0 
Money Return'd 

and for Apples vSc Cheese 5-0-0 

Meed cheese 60/ apples 15/ charge - - 5 — o - 
Sept-' 2S Sent by James Chase for Vin. treacle ^ 

vV Cocheneal 20/ 
Reed the Treacle & Cocheneal. 

[ ' 6 *743 

P d to Dan 1 Folger (by his Son) for 161 lb 

Beef @ i o d in Cash 6-14- 

- 1 ward Rve 



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16 - 



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4 

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! TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

Oct r 10 th P d to M r Darby for Apples & [illegible] 3 
Oci r 19 P d to M r Tucker for cheese 37 lb @ 1/6 2 
Oct r 20 th Delivered to Nath 1 Allen to purchase 

me a Load of Wood £1*1 
Rec d the Wood. 
Ocr r 31 Sent by Dan 1 Vinson (for which I have 

his Receipt) ,-^iS. to be delivered to Tho s 

Dagget for a Cow had of him. 
Nov r i s: P d to Harper for bringing the Cow 10/ 
Nov r i st Repaid Nath 1 Allen the money he laid 

out on my ace 1 at Martha's Vineyard Scil. 2 - 16 - 
Nov r 14, P d Sam 1 Coffin for 2 Bush' 3 of Turnips 

@7/ ■ 

Feb. iS. 1743/4 

P d to Cap' Brooks for Bread & Flower - - 7 
Apr 1 1744 P'to David Gardner for 22 lb cheese 

@ i/S - - 1 

and for Currying Leather ------- 

Sent to M r Willis 5 

P 1 to Dan 1 Folger o 

May for 2 b !s Flower 7 

May 16 Paid to Cap" 1 Woodman for Boards 47/3 2 
May 21 Ballanc'd with Sam 1 Maxey Paying 36/ 
May 19. P d to ]n° Meader for Pasturing 10/ 
May 25. P d to Maxey for Linings 15/ and 20/ 

to rectify (as lie Saith) a mistake 
May 24 1744/ 

P J to .Mary Barnard 3/ and 2/ for Rats-bane 
then had. 
May 30 P j to M r Chalker for 10 bush ls Wheat 

@ '4/' " f 7 ~ ° 

June 1. Sent (by P. Pollard) So/ to Sister Crai- 

gie for Sundries 
and by Lydia Barney (or Rich 5 Mitchel) 120/ 
to Rhode-island for a piece of Striped Cot- 
ton. — Rec J 
June 13, P to Jn" Mcader 10/ 
June 14 P d to M ra Osborne for n Y'^cloath 

8 / 6 4-i3 




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4- 

5 - 
7 - 



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[ui -■ 1 g 1 >; to M rs Osborne 5 lh of Sperma Ceeti 
(a 7/ for Pot of Butter 

fune iS P ! Ruth Cromwel for Wool — Cash - 
20 1744 This day Tho s Dagget of Edgar- 
town informed me that the money (Scil. 
£18) which I sent him the last year for a 
Cow was delivered to him. 



Feb: 7* 1756 Due - ,£86-12- o 

10 Loads Wood @ 40/ 20 - 

Hangs £66 - 12 - o 

Equal to ^55 - 10 -Mass. ------ £§§ - 10 - 

1757 Int 8 * 66/7 3-6-7 

58-16- 7 
175S Int st 70/7 - - - 3-10-7 

62 - 7 - 2 

1759 Int st 74/10 - - 3 -14 -10 

66 - 2 - o 

1760 lnt Si 79/2 - - . 3 - 19 - 3 

70-1-3 
lnt st to Sept r 7 th 49/ 2-9-0 

72 - 10 - 3 



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TIMOTHY WHITE TAPERS. 



VARIOUS CORRESPONDENCE. 






Sept. 15 1725 
Sister Abi 

I must confess you did eno' to Shame me, by catching at \ . 
opportunity to write, while I was careless to improve the mai \ 
which presented. But you have heard, I conclude, altho' j 
dont know by experience, that, when Persons are Stifly engag 
in Courting, they are very forgetful of those lesser things. 

I know not to whom you were beholden for your Information 
but I can inform you that I was not so far gone in it but that 1 
had Determined to quit the place & all the things in it, till I heard 
from Boston, when your Letter came ; and have not laid ray Self 
under Such Strong obligations yet, but that I can easily let the 
action fall, if you have anything material to object. 

Whether the reason is, because my Company is so very 
delightsome & charming, or what it is, I cant tell, but it ha.s 
been my Portion to be honour'd with Such Suspicions, wherever 
I have yet lived for any time. 

But if this be not true, I could wish it were, for I am no 
Enemy to proceedings of this Nature, 

I am as I have hitherto been in very good health; Let t 
praise be to whome 'tis due. — And I am, I think, fixt for t 
Winter. 

I hope you are careful to improve every opportunity for the 
advancement of your temporal good, but above all, that you are 
Sollidtous for the prosperity of your Soul, as knowing that to be 
y e main concern. 

Your advantages are great for which an account must be 
given j Let your Behaviour be such, in this your State of pro- 
bation as that you may at length be admitted to Spend an eternity 
in the enjoyment of uninterrupted happiness. 

I wrote to M r Phillips about Some Stockings you are to get 
for me; if they are to be had, let them be home Spun Stone gra\ 
worsted ; but if you cant find Such get me a pair or two of cheap 
Sale Stockings 

Kind Service to Lanlady & all Friends 

[Addressed to] 

M re Abigail White 






TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 85 

Boston, Octo. 19, 1727. 
■.. D. Sir. 

V'ours of ye 21. Septem. I read to the Hon. & Rev. Gentle- 
E ye Committee this day, & after consideration had thereof, 
c Line unanimously into ye following Votes or Resolves, 
"That one hundred pounds be fortwith advanced to M r 
ithy White, now ministering to ye People of Nantuckett, 
: ucourage oc bring on his Settlement in ye Work of y e Min- 
• there; & Fifty pounds more at the end of two years; Upon 
yt following Conditions. 

First that ye Said M r White do willingly devote himself to ye 
■:; of Christ and Souls on that Island ; Seriously endeavour- 
iy ye help of God. for ye space of five years to come, to intro- 
' , •• & establish the Settlement of a Church state there. 

And secondly, That ye People of Nantuckett, to whom he is 
has been ministring. do signify to us their desire of M r Whites 
- tinuing <S: labouring among them to this end. 

Voted, That M r Colman be desired to write Letters both to 
M' White, & also to ye Brethren at Nantuckett, which may signify 
them what may be proper respecting ye Premises. 
Sir, Pdo therefore in ye name of ye Committee acquaint you 
ye Votes above, & pray you to take them into your Serious 
• •-ideration. 
Yoii see that ye moneys to be advanced to you are not 
-^cumbered with any word of refunding them, provided that 
•• Conditions specified be on your part performed by ye will 
■ : G id : For ye performance whereof we expect your very solemn 
' •■• ssion & promise in writing, as God sfoal enable you : And ye 
1 ommittee have a special confidence in your truth & fidelity by 
; - <* Grace of God with you. 

Moreover Sir, you must speedily inform ye principal pepsons, 

stated hearers & contributors, of our desires to know their 

is; Whether thev consent & concur with us in desiring vour 

1 mce & labours among them, in order to a Settlement with 

"' in the Ministry of ye Gospel, in God., time. We therefore 

• a Letter, winch I pray you to direct unto two or three of 

m, to be communicated to ye rest. We know not what 

■ '•' insect in ye_ Superscription but leave that to you. When 

"« have read, Seal it. 



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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



If you receive this hundred & fifty pounds, you apprehend 
(I suppose) that it is all that you must expect from ye Committee ; 
besides ye making; up from March last thirty Shillings p Sabbath. 

And I pray God to bless it abundantly to you, & increase it 
a hundred fold, in addition to the spiritual and heavenly rewards 
of Grace here & Glory hereafter. 

Sir, Let us hear from you as soon as may be. I am your 
tfrectionate Brother 

Benj a Colman. 

- If you undertake ye Service proposed, & it be needful you 
receive Ordination, that you may baptise &c, the Ministers incline 
to encourage it. 

D r Mather tells me. That he hopes if you continue at Nan- 
tuckett that ye Commissioners for ye Indian Service wil have 
some considerations in your favour. 

I hope you might receive twenty pounds p annum this way. 

[Address] 

For 

M r Timothy White 

Preacher of the Gospel 

Nantucket* 



To the .Ministers of the sever all Indian 
Congregations on the Island of Nantucket 

This is to signify to you that the Honourable Commissioners 
of whom His Excellency the Governour is one from whom you 
receive your Yearly Salaries, have appointed the Rev d M r Timothy 
White to preach Lectures to you, to oversee counseLl & ^dvise you 
from time to time as occasion shall require, and to inspect the 
Schools «Sc Churches & to Catechize the Children & such as are 
proper for it, <S: you & all concerned are to pay a proper regard to 
him accordin^iv — 



Pursuant to a Vote of the Commiss rs 
this is ordered to be sent to you 
Boston 



Nov 



,th 



733- 



Adam Winthrop 

Treasurer &c. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 87 

y 

Rev* & Dear Sir. Boston 21 st June 1748 

! Sometime ago D r Sewall put into my hands a Letter from 

yourself, representing the low Circumstances of Life your Situa- 
tion in the World had exposed you to, upon which I communi- 
cated the Same to severall of the Members of the Generall Court, 
hut found it was beyond their power to help you in a publick 
Station, w ch I am persuaded they would gladly have done, if they 
could ; whereupon I returned y e Letter to the Doctor, with four 
pounds Cash from my Self, to be sent you p the first Oppurtunity, 
(which I now crave your Acceptance of). Doct r Sewall after this 
communicated your Letter to the Convention of Ministers, who 
readily voted you Twenty pounds (Old Tenor) out of the Collec- 
tion, which the Doctor has been seeking an oppurtunity to send 
you for some considerable Time, at last he put it into my Care, 
.\ now by M r Abijah Folger I have sent you Twenty four pounds, 
which I wish safe to hand, and pray your advice of as soon as you 
can 

I heartily wish your health & prosperity, more especially in 
your Lords work & hope that some Door or other may in Time 
he opened for your Comfort & Relief; My hearty Service con- 
ciudes me 

Sir 
D r Sewall gives his y r Very numb. Ser\ rt 

Service to You Tho s Hubbard. 

[Address] To 

The rev d M r Timothy White 
In 
p M r Folger * Nantuckett 



r. 



{Abbreviated memorandum on the blank spaces of Mr. Hubbard 's letter, 
iJtntly of an ansxuer to his letter.} 



S' the Unexpected Expresson of your Compass^ our love wins. 
Since came to hand (at least y e Letter — and I Suppose y e Cash 
only waits my Call) 

But tho' it finds me upon my Bed (to w h I've been confin'd by 

y prevail* malady abt a Week) yet I cant forbear some acknowl. 

ot your Goodn. to me & tis by y e opp. w h now seems to offer, 

I'm Surp. it shd be Encoura^s: to me to find a Charita' 

^ !>posit n abr' 1 yet tis really irksome to think of adding to the 

\ Uurth" of those to wh m I've heretofore been so much obliged, & 



SS TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 

who have now so many ways to reach out y e Char. Hand — tl 
L d rew 1 you and add to y r work. 

the Enclosed has been for Some time Laying before me - 
(the enc I now break open, — and am Somewhat Encourage.; ; 
find from a kind Stroke in your Letter. — To your Determinate 
S r I Leave it,, whether tis worth y e while to trouble y e D r with ;, 
gist of it — or yet or whether it be worthy of any oth r tr. to \ 
than the Pains of Comitt'ej it to y 6 flames. M r While 



Boston, August 31. 1749 
Dear Sir, 

I was last Monday Evening in Company with a Number 0: 
Worthy Gentlemen in Town, when our good Friend John Phillip* 
Esq r comunieated to us a Letter he had lately received from you, 
Giving an Account of your bad State of Health, and of the gr ! 
Discouragments you were under with respect to your Ministry 
Nantucket. 

We heartily Sympathize with you undr your bodily Indisposi- 
tions, and hope, by y e Blessing of God, in y e Use of proper Mea 
Shortly to hear of your Recovery to Health again. 

But our greatest Concern was to hear that your other Dis- 
couragments were So many and great, That you Seem resolved 
a little Time, to take your Leave of y e poor People in whose 
Service you have Spent a great part of your Life already. 

We are Sensible, indeed, your Services among them I 
been attended with many peculiar Difficulties; and that you 
have been but poorly requited by Man for your Laborious i 
deavours to Serve y e Kingdom and Interest of our Lord Jesus C I 
in y* place where you are. But remember, Dear Brother, we serve 
a good Master, who will one Day richly Reward the little he 
enables us to do in his Service. 

And as you have been long acquainted with that People, md. 
we hope, have a great Interest in y e affections of many of them; 
we cant but fear your Leaving them in their present State w 
greatly disserve* \- Cause of Cht and his holy Religion, which. 
we trust, ar- exceeding dear to you. 

Wherefore, dear Si-, if your State of Health will, by are 
Means, admit of it, My Request to you in y e Name of y e above- 



Phillips Dictionary, 1720 — Disserve: to do one a prejudice, or injury. 



TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



8 9 



• itioned Gentlemen, is. That you wou'd. at least for some time 
r, continue your Preaching, and other good Services, for y e 

itual wellfare of that people; Still waiting upon y e Great and 
G rious Kead of y e Chh, for y* Success of your Labours. And 
i have Leave to assure you from them That they purpose Speed- 

is God Shall enable, to Send you Somewhat for y e present 

1I3 of your and your Families Necessities: and will endeavour 

Eter to use their Interest, That you may have a more cora- 

: ■. ble Support than you have yet had, while you continue in y e 

Service of Cht and Souls, in the place where you have for So many 

years been bearing y e Heat and Burden of y e Day. 

I pray God to restore and confirm your Health ; and that he 
wou'd more abundantly Strengthen, Succeed and Comfort you in 
; bervice of his Dear Son. 

I am, dear Brother, yours most affectionately in our Lord 



ius Cht, 
[Address] 



John Webb. 



For the Revernd 

M r Timothy White 

Preacher of the Gospel 

at 

Nantucket. 



/o' 



Nantucket July x 
peet d friend ) 

"J imothy White ) • 

I Remember that I tould thee I would write to My friend at 

Hadelphia to fill Cap* Chase up & So I have wrote to John 

ien but if thou art affrade to trust to that thou Must tell what 

; in of the Veasel I Shal Load & gitt a Charter party write for if 

1 know what part I have to Load My friend Can be gitting it 

' • !y while Cap 1 Chase is doing what he will have to Do but if 

»u means to Load what part thou pleases and not tell what part 

it is I know no other way then to write to my friend to put in what 

wanting wich I have Done as for Sending orders for Such things 

* ^ not the way amongst Merchants when I Sent Cap 1 Chase 

- is! year I never had any agreement with any man but Sent him 

' - : »hn Misslen & Desir' him to Load his bark therefor I must 

• - Certerj part of the Veasel or quantity of goods Now be- 

: : ' She goes on thou Must trust to me & my friend to fill the 

srll up 

I am thy friend Jos Rotch 



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TIMOTHY WHITE PAPERS. 



Boston Feb ry 18 th 175: 



Your fav rs of 27 th NoV & 12 th Feb ry I rec d & have spoke with 
M r Front several times respecting your acco c but have done noth- 
ing as yet, tho he has promised he will do something upon it soon, 
which shall press him to, desire you would give yourself no uneasi- 
ness about the small sum you owe me, but let it lay till this of M r 
Prouts is settled. 

I am glad to find your inclinations continue still to the Min- 
istry, doubt not some door will soon open to your liking, but in 
case there should not <$c you should enter upon Trading, doubt not 
my Aunts capacity to manage the business at home. I shall be 
ready to give you any assistance that my business will admit of, 
tho I dispose of no goods for other Governments mony. 

I have spoke with M r Benj n Prat respecting the Bonds you 
men tion, he thinks it best you should not prosecute them till you 
have moved out of the Province if you desighn it, otherways does 
not see but you must take the Oath. 

Since writing the foregoing respecting M r Prout have see him 
and he has examined your acco 1 and gives for Answer he does not 
know how it comes that the Vessell had net Credit till 4 th Sep r but 
thinks there was some reason for it, tho it appears by his acco r ' 
she was not discharged till then, the Hospital mony he says he 
has nothing to do with for he paid Cap'- Clark in full of his port- 
ledge Bill and you must look to him for it as also for the Pitch 
especially as he was a Master of your own puting in, he will make 
no allowance in the demarage but says he ought to have charged 
more and he thinks the Charter partys cost £5 . . . . tiiat see no 
prospect of ray settling of it with him, therefore have inclosed the 
acco 1 vi- Charter party herein 

Please to give my Duty to Aunt & Love to £ouzins 
1 remain Y r AtTecti : Kinsman & humb e Serv 1 



W m Phillips 



To 

M r Timothy White 
at 

Haverhill 
P fav r of M r Herod. 






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Haverhill Dec 2 d 

1752 
ing about 15c Miles from Nantuckett I can but Seldom get 
Intelligence from thence of the managements of my Partners 

• Sloop Susanna — But if (agreeable to my motion) any thing 
1 en put into your hands by them, please to Ballance my ace 1 

. -"-m my Dues, in what you think will answer best, directing it 
ij ' Andrew Cratgie in Boston — my- Interest is | part. 
Having tho'ts of entring into Partnership with one or two 
ilful & Succesful Traders, I should be glad if it would Suit you 
t trade with us for Sniping of any Sort — 

Vm now Scituated in the Countrey upon merrimack (comonly 

ed Newbury i River, about 15 miles above Newbury, where we 

...J with ±c best of Plank & Ship timber, (Supplying New- 

imry almost wholy with Stuff for building: & Boston in Some 

arc) — and carry on a large Stroke at building, which in- 

«ies Yearly, having expert workmen, and build cheaper than 

• r Boston or Newbury — We abound also with Staves, both 
Lite & Red Oak, & with Boards, clapboards & Shingle, fit for the 

• rest India trade — and are getting into the Tarr & Turpentine 
ade, — a large Countrey just upon our back, well admitting of it 

' d considerable of plenty of Some kind of Furrs which are 
'ported to Engl md. 

If the Proposal Suits, & you See fit to Send over a Quantity 
Goods either to be disposed of upon Comissions (as I am told 

• Liverpool Merch 13 do, a few miles below us) or we to receive 
•- Goods in England, & you to take the Sniping here, it will be 

ily reed, by— - 

Your humble Serv ts 

Timothy White 

& Comp. 

N. B. My meaning is — Either you to allow Commissions — 
- p the Goods upon our Risque & charge — receiving your 
J? in Shiping here. 

?. S. What Suits best with us are — 

len's & Linens both for Men's & Women's wear — but 
'ugh prized white & black Gloves. & other mourning — Soft 
1 — Nails but not under a, J Cutlery — & Haberdashery-— 
■ •■ Liverpool Merch 43 send over their Iron (as well as Canvas 
£ing) fur v.- hat thev build here. 



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Being very well Scit. for trade upon Merrim. (corn&nly call ' 
Newb.) River ab* 15 miles from Newb. I've made a Small begin- 
ning, but find'g money So Scarce here think of entr'g Partnership 
w th one or two Skilful & succesful Trad 1 * Especially if it will Suit 
you to trade w* us for Shiping of any kind — Our Countrey ab J - s 
w :h y r - best of Plank & Ship Tirnb™ — from us Newb. has almost 
all her Supplies — 6c Bost. in some measure — So y* we can build 
considerably cheaper here than other Places — 

We've also good w'kmen & a gr l deal of Employ in our Ship 
Y ds w b is increasing Y r ly — 

We abound also in Staves both white & Red oak, boards, 
clap boards & things fit for y e W. Ind. trade and y e Spreading 
Count, upon our back (\v h Settles to admirat") will probably in 
a few V s yield a large trade in Tarr & Turp. — also Some Ftrrrs. 

Our Trad rs make good advant. by send'g y r Lumber to Newb, 
or Boston but especially by purchas'g w th Silver thr'out of Shops, 

If y a Proposal Suits & you See fit to Send over a Quant, of 
Goods, either to be disposed of upon Comiss ns (as I'm told Some 
Liverp. 1 Merclr 5 do to Newb.) or y e Goods to be Ship'd by you 
upon our Risque, and we to pay you here in Shiping. you may 
dep d upon being faithfully Served by your humble Serv* — 

T. W. & Com p. 

NVB. W c Suits best w th us are — \Voo ! & Lin, both, for men's 
& w. wear, but noth'g high prized — White & black Gloves & oth r 
mourning — Blanketts — Soft Pewter — Nails, but not under 4"- 
Cutler)- — & Haberdashery — 

The Liverp 1 merch^ Send over y e Iron as well as Canvas & 
Cordage for what V build here 

[Address] For Mess" 

Stork & Champion 



Merc' 



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in London 



Brother 



Boston Jan" 6 2 d 1754 



I rec d your favours of the 25 th Ult: And am very Sorrie to 
hear of Your Presant State, as you Seen-; to write of your Scarsetv 
of Paper - and Hard Labor as Beetle and Wedges, the Last of 
which would Xot Agree with My Constetution Soe well as it 
Seems to doe with yours. But I Should rather think that 1 



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. i was to take a ride to Boston it would be Better for your 
health then hard Labour at Home and I could Better Advise you 
word of Mouth then with Pen and Ink. for it was always My 
ight that you might doe Letter in Boston then Haverhill and 
as for a Scool 1 think you need not Doubt of it . . for if you 
would Come and Bring Sister with you you I dont Doubt but that 
youl find it worth your While- 
Turn Over 
So Come very Soon for if you incline to Setle in Boston its 
better to resolve in time because Piopel will be Moveing from one 
Place to another as the Spring Comes on for I Expect to have 
a House Near by us that the Piopel is goeing out very Soon which 
would be a good Opertunety for you. to have it if you Speak in 
time I Shall Expect you or your Answer as Soon as May be and 
in the Mean time wishing you Health, and well Settl'd here in Bos- 
ton which is the Sincere Disire of your Brother 

And v ' Crame 



In the year 1732 I receiv'cl a Letter from the Rev d D r Colman 
to Inform me that he had a Sett of M r Baxters Works to bestow 
upon me in Case I look'd upon my Self as Setled at Nantuckett — 
To which my Reply was that tho' I did not think my Self 
to be fixed for Life where I then was yet I should be glad 
of the Books tho' I were obliged to Return them when calPd 
for — Whereupon the D r Sent me the Books with the following 
1 nstructions — 

"these four volumns of y e Practical 

"Works of y e Rev d M r Rich d Baxter 

" are given by Sam 1 Holden Esq r 

"Governor of the Bank of England 

"by y e Special Disposition of Benjamin * 

" Colman, Past 1 " of a Church in Boston 

" to the Presbyterian Congregation 

"at Nantucket now under the 

" Ministry of the Rev d M r Timo- v White 

"on the following Conditions — 
i/"That y c S' M r White & some of the 

''principal Members of y e Congregation 

"do receive them & keep them Safe 

" for y e benefit of y e Teacher &: Society 



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"of y e Presbyterians on S 1 Island, & 
" will be responsible for y m so as to 
" Return them in Case the public 
"Worship, according to the Presbyterian 
"method fails on y e Island. 
2/" It is also y e Donors Will & Desire 
" that y e minister for y e time being 
"& two of y ' members of y- Congregat n 
" Shall be counted Trustees for this Gift. 
3/" If there be a number of People 
" that tarry at the Place of Worship 
"after Sermon, one Volumn shall be 
"kept there for their Use if it may 
"be with Safety, 
4/" The other volumes may be Lent 
"one at a time for three months 
"to any Members that desire to 
" b o r r o w t h e m — 
5/" The Minister or Trustees shall keep an 
tl Account of y e Loan, & Return of S d Books. 
Now S r the Books are yet in my hands (there being no 
Preacher upon the Island when I left it, and both the Trustees 
being dead, as well as D r Colman) and there is a variety of Senti- 
ments about the disposition of them 

One is that the S d Books ought to be Sent back to Nantucket 
tho there be neither Minister nor Trustee to receive them: 

Another is — that they should be deliver' d up to D r Colman's 
Successor in that Trust if Such there be And Another is — that 
Inasmuch as I Supplied thai Pulpit for more than Eighteen years 
after they were put into my hands, & during this term of years 
Liv'd chiefly upon my own means, I am Justified in- accounting 
them my own : — But not being so clear as to what ought to be 
done in the matter 1 should be glad you would, at some conven- 
ient Season, lay the Case before your association, & favour me 
with their tho'ts upon it which will (probably) be a Guide to the 
Pr ..• edings of — 

Ha\ • Sept T 13 th Yours 

1755 Timo y White 

To the Rev d 
M'/ 



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APPENDIX A. 

In the office of the Registrar of Deeds are records of the 
■ • ! >wing land transfers : 

1. Deed of John Gardner, and his wife Priscilla, to their 
son-in-law, Timothy White, and his wife Susanna, for a lot of land 
on the coiner of what are now known as West Liberty Street and 
Cliff Road. At the dare of the deed, August, 1730. Mr. White 
was building a house on this lot. The deed also conveyed a 
garden plot farther from the street, and a right of way to it 
through Mr. Gardner's land. (Book IV, page 134.) 

2. A deed of the above land, and dwellings on it, by Timothy 
White, jr., through power of attorney from his father, to Edward 

fSn, dared. (See Town Records — Deeds, Book 5, page 352.) 

The site. of the Timothy White house is the vacant lot oppo- 

sUe the residence of the late Josiah Gardner, Esq., now occupied 

Captain and Mrs. John Brooks. Mrs. Brooks is a daughter 

■ Josiah Gardner, and a descendant of Capt. John Gardner, in 

rect line, and inherits and occupies a portion of the original 

G irdner landed estate. 



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APPENDIX B, 

The Old STorth Vestry. (See frontispiece.) 

This picture shows the meeting house, built according to 
tra lition in 1711, as it appeared on its third site in 1S97. Its 
dimensions are no by 60 feet. The lean-tos are of later date. 



The building oi ; 



r . .,',; 



had two rows of windows 



the on* 



showing in the upper left-hind corner of the illustration. The 
sash of this window and those r the north end of the vestry, 
upper row, are of oak and hand made. This building was erected 
on the rising ground north of No-bottom Pond: moved to Beacon 
Hill on Center Street, in 1765, upon the site of the present church 
building showing in the background of the picture; moved again 
to present site in 1834. Its entrances, when used as a church on 
Beacon Hill, were on the east side, toward Center Street, and south 
end: From about 1790 to 1S34 there was a tower on the south 
e . h ' ith shtra :e thr >ugh it. This building is now used for the 
Sund _- scl >] as .. t l! Legs 1 f the church. 

The Floor Flan, (See illustration opposite page 24.) 

' - ' ■ ,: plan oi the First Congregational Meeting' House 
as originally laid out in 17 n, with the names of the pew owners at 
nit 1S20. The audience room was fitted with high box pew-. 
many of them or nearly so. The seats in many cases were 

on hinges. The pulpit was high, with sounding board over it: 
and there wei . ss on the two ends and the side opposite the 

pulpit, with a stairwa) in the northeast comer; this was an open 
■ ■■ ty. This plan was kindly drafted by William F. Codd, from 
a pen< ;: ki n 1 tade by Mrs. Anna Chase Derrick and Mrs. Eliza 
Plaskett Mitchell. 



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